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BIM 47 – Autumn 2016

BIM 47 – Autumn 2016

  • 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
Work with Bangor University

Work with Bangor University

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.

Nick Bentham-Green

Nick Bentham-Green

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…