Bee Diseases Insurance Ltd (BDI)

The insurance company for beekeepers in England & Wales run by beekeepers
About BDI

BDI provides insurance for the replacement of beekeeping equipment should it have to be destroyed due to an incidence of a notifiable disease, such as European or American Foul Brood. Further information about how Bee Diseases Insurance Ltd operates can be found here

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Details of the features and benefits of our secure system for maintaining your membership records and generating insurance receipts and returns can be found here.


The link below takes users who have not yet migrated to eR2 to the original BDI eReturn system

BDI is committed to best practice to ensure all data held within our systems is fully GDPR compliant.  Further details of the systems and procedures that are in place can be found within the help section of our eReturn & eR2 systems.


Making a claim

The procedure for a making a claim is very simple and straightforward - details can be found on our claims page here

Research Activities

An important part of the work that BDI undertakes is the seed funding it provides on behalf of beekeepers for research into the causes of bee diseases.  

Whole Apiary Shook Swarm Trials
In place of training grants that have been offered in recent years, BDI has decided in conjunction with the National Bee Unit to fund a 2 year trial of whole apiary shook swarming.  See details of the trial Due to the Coronavirus this trial has been delayed for 12 months and we hope start in 2021

Premiums to remain unchanged for 2021