for the conservation, restoration, study, selection and improvement of native or near-native honeybees of Britain and Ireland

NOTE: new date and venue for AGM: Beetradex 3rd March 2018 at 11:30am…click for details

Bee Improvement Magazine

BIM 50 - Winter 2017

BIM 50 – Winter 2017

  • From the President – Jo Widdicombe
  • 54 AGM Notice 3rd March, Stoneleigh
  • B4 Press Release
  • Mount Edgcumbe – Mark Edwards
  • BIBBA Conference – Roger Patterson
  • More Queen Rearing Myths – Roger Patterson
  • Winter Losses – Beowulf Cooper
  • SICAMM Conference – Philip Denwood
  • Locally Adapted Bees – Dorian Pritchard
  • Queen Assessment – Dorian Pritchard
  • How not to Rear Queens – Kevin Thorn
  • Beekeeping on Scilly – Jo Widdicombe

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AGM 2018 at Beetradex

Please note the new venue for our AGM. By holding it on the same day as Beetradex we hope to encourage more members to attend. This is a change from the date and place announced in BIM 50 Proposed amended constitution for approval 3Mar18 Details of Beetradex 2018 – Saturday March 3rd From 9:00 am to 4:30pm
  • AT NAEC STONELEIGH – CV8 2LG
  • EVEN BIGGER NOW IN HALL H3
  • MORE THAN 40 DIFFERENT TRADERS – BARGAINS GALORE
  • RESTAURANT
  • FREE ACCESSIBLE PARKING
  • FREE LECTURES
  • PARKING NEXT TO THE HALL
  • LECTURES
BEETRADEX WEBSITE
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Sustainable Beekeeping: A Future without Imports

Sustainable Beekeeping: A Future without Imports

Tickets On Sale Now : Organised by BIBBA and B4 in conjunction with BipCo, covering research relevant to the improvement of honey bees in a sustainable manner, and it's practical implementation. Full details of programme and speakers available
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03Mar2018

AGM 2018 at Beetradex

11:30 note new venue and date

10Mar2018

Bee Improvement for All - Edinburgh

with Edinburgh & Midlothian BKA

07 - 09Sep2018

BIBBA Conference 2018

advance notice - reserve the date


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.