This is a rare opportunity to gain a PhD by a 3 year research project involving native honey bees. The chosen student will be trained in honey bee DNA analysis and will use it and other assessment criteria to identify candidate regions in Wales that could be used as a genetic reserve of the native honey bee.
We currently run 12 breeding apiaries across Lancashire with a further two in North Wales.
Based in East Cornwall a small group with the emphasis of breeding pedigree lines of Cornish Native dark bees
The rich variety of native honeybee subspecies and ecotypes in Europe oﬀers a good genetic resource for selection towards Varroa resistance.
In addition to raising queens with native appearance and characteristics the group are looking to select queens with calm temper and Varroa resistance.
We have been queen rearing and improving stocks of local bees since 2015, based in the medieval garden and a small more private are on Godolphin Hill,
feedback on the two day bee improvement course
Bee Improvement and Conservation Summer 2014 • Issue Number 44 • £5.00 BIM 44 Proof 1_Layout 1 30/07/2015 13:42 Page 1 BIM 44 Proof 1_Layout 1 30/07/2015 13:42 Page 2 BIM 44 – Summe r 2014 1 Contents From the Chair – Kevin Lincoln 2 BIFA Days – Roger Patterson…
The prospect of Countryfile coming to the Rame Peninsula and doing a report on native bees was a cause for excitement and some trepidation. We are all used to incorrect reports in the press, wasps being labelled as bees and so on. We also know about the hours of filming that go on for two minutes of viewing, which can give totally the wrong impression.
Resources http://www.coloss.org/beebook/I/instrumental-insemination http://www.beeculture.com/instrumental-insemination/ Sue Cobey http://www.honeybeeinsemination.com/resources.html solution for cryopreservation http://www.amplab.de/en-EN/beebreeding.html Schley equipment http://www.besamungsgeraet.de/__en/insemination-instruments/