- May 11, 2019
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As far as I know the answer to that is no one. I'd guess they are considered to be wild bees although it could be argued that the owner of the building could register the one they have but I'm not sure the bee inspectors would necessarily know what to do it they ever turned up to it as presumably it will be full of wild comb and not inspectable.snip.... That said, I know of 2 feral colonies - one in a tree and one in a building. How and by who would these be registered?
All I can say is that our regional bee inspector used to ask all associations for a list of their members to aid his inspecting hives (not sure he still does now that GDPR gets in the way) so he would get to hear about even those who don't register but are members. As I'm sure you're aware they don't inspect every hive every year as there simply isn't time. If you want more detailed answers can I suggest you contact your local regional bee inspector? Beebase says his email address is: email@example.com