Over the summer months, BIBBA plans to broadcast a series of live apiary demonstrations. The events will also be live streamed on YouTube which will allow an unlimited audience, but they will not be able to ask questions. A limited number of BIBBA members will be able to watch via Zoom meeting, when they will be able to post questions which we will attempt to answer live ...
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BIBBA Opposes the Importation of Honey Bees and Queens
The National Bee Improvement Programme (NatBIP) is being launched in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. This is an initiative organised by the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders’ Association (BIBBA), with the aims of reducing the number of imports of honey bees into Britain, Ireland and associated islands* and of improving the quality of our honey bees. This Programme aims to provide a way forward to a stable and sustainable future for our beekeeping ...
What does BIBBA Offer?
- Encouragement to form breeding groups to improve and propagate native and near native queens.
- Help for beekeepers to improve their bees so they suit their environment, are productive, healthy and gentle to handle.
- Encouragement to raise queens from local stock.
- Provision of relevant information and methods.
- Demonstrations and workshops on practical subjects, such as colony assessment and queen rearing.
- Publications and guidance on all aspects of bee improvement and queen rearing.
- Support projects in areas with a high level of native bees.
- Courses on bee improvement and raising queens, using both natural methods the bees present us with that will suit the ordinary beekeeper, and more advanced methods for those who need more queens.
Members can download a copy of
‘The Honeybees of the British Isles’