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- Queen raising – Alan Brown
- Burzyan wild-hive honeybees – R. A. Ilyasov,
- M. N. Kosarov. A. Neal, F. G. Yumaguzhin
- Queen rearing on the Isle of Man – John Evans
- The SMARTBEES project – Jo Widdicombe
- Conferences and Workshops – Roger Patterson
- Working for a better bee – Mark Edwards
- Polynucs – Peter Edwards
- QR at Keepers Cottage – Peter Edwards
- Black bees in Wales – Eifion Williams
North Wales BIBBA groups have teamed up with South Clwyd Beekeepers and Bangor University.
The first study by Bangor concerned a survey of bee wings throughout South Clwyd. The wings were analysed using DrawWing and Morphplot. The samples were collected by BIBBA breeding groups and members of SCBKA and then tested by a number of BIBBA queen rearers and the Bangor researcher Elise Keller.
A similar study was conducted in 2015 by Bangor’s Sue Loughran and a third one in 2016 by Bangor’s Cheryl Owen.
Starting this winter it is hoped that a particularly interesting study will be conducted which compares the DNA of the samples collected in 2015 and 2016 with their wing patterns and behavioural traits.
The original Microsoft Excel file was written by Angus Stokes and Albert Knight to provide an interactive way to prepare timetables for using the Jenter or Cupkit Cellplug Box. This is a more comprehensive version of “Tom’s Table” that has been rewritten by Roger Patterson in 2015, to include other…
We are delighted to be hosting this event on an island where beekeepers have much to celebrate. As well as its Varroa free status, formally endorsed by the European Union, the Isle of Man has also been awarded Biosphere Reserve status by UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere programme, reflecting a…
The main problem of the black honeybee in Russia and European countries is the preservation of the indigenous gene pool purity; A new approach to the classification of the honeybee M mitotypes was suggested.
Professor Dave Goulson – Bees, Pesticide and Politics: the impact of neonicotinoids on UK bumblebees
Chair and Groups Secretary Nick was in a ‘former life’ a Royal Marines Officer for 32 years. Nick first started keeping bees in the early 90’s having between 2 and 5 colonies for many years. For most of that time he bred his own queens, quickly realising that there had…
Three representatives from existing bee breeding and bee improvement groups, operating in different areas, under different conditions, will each give a short presentation on their own group. They will tell us about their history, how they have progressed and how they may have dealt with problems or opportunities. An open…