Here’s a quick go I had at producing an infographic using the free infographic creation website Piktochart. I was trying to present a few figures that give a quick overview of the UK’s bees and beekeepers – without including so many that it becomes overwhelming. I found most of the numbers via the House of Commons Library debate pack – The UK bee population.
If you can think of ways I can improve it from a design point of view, or better figures to include, please let me know! It’s impossible to be sure of the total number of bees or indeed beekeepers here. Membership of an Association and registration on Beebase is not compulsory and it’s also possible to be a member of an Association without keeping bees.
EDIT: Based on feedback I have added some figures for the Bee Farmers’ Association and Scottish Beekeepers Association members, to make it more representative of the UK. Membership figures were taken from the latest figures available on each Association website, apart from the SBA who sent me figures directly. The Bee Farmers’ Association has a nice interactive Location map of members – it’s fascinating to see how widely spread they are.