Bee Improvement Magazine

BIM headerBee Improvement & Conservation Magazine is produced by BIBBA when there is enough copy, and is provided to members free of charge.  We are uploading back issues; members will be issued with login details by May 2017.
Editor: Philip Denwood
Design and Artwork: Roger Cullum-Kenyon

BIM 48 – Winter 2016/17

  • Miniature tracking device – Paul Cross
  • BIBBA Conference – Viki Cuthbertson
  • Quest to Improve the Manx honey bee – Johnny Kipps, et al
  • Bee house on the Isle-of-Man – Roger Patterson
  • BIBBA Conference; some thoughts – R Patterson
  • Varroa resistance – Gareth John
  • Dark bees in Cornwall – Bob Black
  • Ardnamurchan native bees – Kate Atchley .
  • Queen raising criteria in N.E. European Russia – Anna Brandorf & Marija Ivoilova
  • Bee Improvement – Roger Patterson

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

BIM 46 – Winter 2015

  • The Honey Bee family – Brian Dennis
  • A word from Brother Adam – Brian Dennis
  • QR – some experiences – Roger Patterson
  • BIBBA Conference – Roy Norris
  • The BIfA workshop – Katey Slater
  • Grafting – Roger Patterson
  • Assessment of the black bee – Willie Robson
  • News from SICAMM – Philip Denwood
  • Dark Bee Seminar – Philip Denwood
  • The BIBBA Course – Mike du Feu
  • Dark Bee breeding project – Margie Ramsay
  • From the Archives – R Smailes
  • IBRA Press Release – Norman Carreck

BIM43 – Spring 2014

  • BIFA Days – Roger Patterson
  • Moonlight Mating – Philip Denwood
  • Pure Mating by Time Isolation – John E Dews
  • Ownership of a Swarm – Brian Dennis
  • Annual General Meeting Agenda – Secretary
  • Annual Accounts – Treasurer
  • Trustees Report – Chairman
  • Draft Minutes – Secretary
  • BIFA meeting in Sussex – James Norfolk
  • Book Review – Philip Denwood
  • Patron Saints – Brian Dennis
  • Conference Speakers List – Roger Patterson

BIM 42 – Winter 2013

  • Dark Bee Reserve – Philip Denwood
  • BIBBA Groups News – Jo Widdicombe
  • Whither goest thou? – Brian Dennis
  • Are you a Natural Beekeeper? – Brian Dennis
  • A Broader Perspective – Dorian Pritchard
  • Honey with a Buzz – Trisha Marlow
  • Book Review – Philip Denwood
  • Some thoughts on Grafting – Roger Patterson
  • Honey Bee Improvement – John E Dews
  • Bee Improvement for all Days – Roger Patterson
  • Genuine Imported Queens (3) – Will Messenger

BIM 41 – Spring 2013

  • News from North Wales – Steve Rose
  • AGM Proposal 2012 – Will Messenger
  • The Native Bee – Dorian Pritchard
  • Wing Morphometry Service – Will Messenger
  • Trustees Report – Will Messenger
  • Report and Accounts – Iain Harley
  • Project Discovery Phase 2 – Will Messenger
  • NIHBS – Aoife McGillycuddy
  • Morphometry Measurements – Jacob Kahn PhD
  • Genuine Imported Queens Part 2 – Will Messenger

BIM 40 – Winter 2012

  • From the treasurer – Iain Harley
  • Beekeeping in Switzerland – Roger Patterson
  • Help West Highland bees – Kate Atchley
  • Workshops – Terry Clare
  • Towards 50 years – Will Messenger
  • Project Discovery update – Terry Clare
  • Ludlow & District group – Mike Saunders
  • Coorecorder v DrawWing – Conan McDonnell
  • Morphometry in practice – Terry Clare
  • Imported Queens part 1 – Will Messenger

BIM 39 – Autumn 2012

  • From the Chair – Will Messenger
  • SBA Centenary Conference – Will Messenger
  • CoLoss Action Group – Will Messenger
  • Providing Breeding Material – Albert Knight
  • Meet the Members – Eddie O’Sullivan
  • Queen Rearing workshop – Mike Thornley
  • Scottish Bee Breeding – Mike Thornley
  • Experiments with Morphometry – Iain Harley
  • SICAMM Conference – Steve Rose

BIM 38 – Spring 2012

  • Project Discovery – Terry Clare
  • North Pennine Bee Group – Pritchard & Miller
  • The Black Bees of Tasmania – Andrew Abrahams
  • Stratford-upon-Avon BIG – Peter Edwards
  • Native Dark Bee Breeding – Margie Ramsey
  • News from the Groups – Jo Widdicombe
  • News from BIPCo – Jo Widdicombe
  • Queen Rearing Workshop – Mike Saunders
  • Scottish Centenary Conference
  • Sedbergh Breeding Group – Andrew Royce
  • North Wales Queen Rearing – Steve Rose
  • BIBBA Scottish Conference

BIM 37 – Spring 2012

  • What’s in a Name – Will Messenger
  • A Proposal – Jo Widdicombe
  • The BIBBA Constitution
  • Genetic Influence – David Campbell
  • Project Discovery – Terry Clare
  • A Bright Future – Dorian Pritchard
  • Dave Cushman’s Website – Roger Patterson
  • Wing Morphometry – Peter Edwards
  • Galtee Bee Breeding Group – Mary Ryan
  • John Dews Update – Tony Jefferson

BIM 36 – Summer 2011

  • Update on Morphometry – Peter Edwards
  • Beekeeping in Orkney – Jannine Hazelhurst
  • The way forward – Will Messenger
  • Inbreeding part 2 – Dorian Pritchard
  • Simple Queen Rearing – Dinah Sweet
  • The Native Bee – Pam Hunter
  • Dave Cushman – Roger Patterson
  • John Dews Obituary – various
  • Book Review – Philip Denwood
  • BIBBA Trustees

BIM 35 – Winter 2010-11

  • Queen breeding – Bill Cadmore
  • Genetic findings – Jacob Kahn
  • Bee improvement in IoM – Roger Patterson
  • BIBBA Conference – Dinah Sweet
  • Local Queen program – Roger Patterson
  • Inbreeding part 1 – Dorian Pritchard
  • Thoughts on Morphology – Roger Patterson
  • Queen rearing for one – Albert Knight
  • Conference law – Dorian Pritchard
  • Trustees Report 2010 – Dinah Sweet
  • Financial Statements - 2010

BIM 34 – Spring 2010

  • BIBBA Handbook – David Allen
  • Beekeeping notes – Willie Robson
  • Small scale queen rearing – John Dews
  • Expansion & queen rearing – Chris Broad
  • Queen rearing on a small scale – Tom Robinson
  • JZBZ frame bar – Roger Patterson
  • Inbreeding – Tom Robinson
  • Pesticides and colony losses – Eric Mussen
  • Isle of Man workshop – Doris Fischler
  • A note on MorphPlot – Peter Edwards
  • Galtee Group AGM – Mary Ryan
  • Helen Sanders – David Allen
  • BIBBA Conference

BIM 33 – Winter 2010

  • Cornbrook revisited – Sandra Unwin
  • Local Queen Programme – Roger Patterson
  • Assessment of colonies – Jo Widdicombe
  • The BIBBA record card – Philip Denwood
  • Groups – Terry Clare
  • A model agreement – Terry Clare
  • Queen rearing group – Roger Patterson
  • Warnholz Mini BiVo nuc – Dave Cushman
  • The Harding Mini Nuc – John Harding
  • Bee improvement – Roger Patterson
  • Entombment follow-up – Dave Cushman
  • BBKA Forum - Roger Patterson
  • Morphometry Course - Dinah Sweet