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

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.

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Bee Improvement Magazine

BIM 52 - Spring 2019

BIM 52 – Spring 2019

    • From the President – Jo Widdicombe
    • Queen rearing at Exeter – Catherine Mudge
    • One size fits all – Baruch Livneh
    • Battling the Bandits – Dorian Pritchard
    • Adventures in Beekeeping – Brian Ripley
    • BIBBA Conference 2018 – Roger Patterson
    • SICAMM Conference 2018 – Jo Widdicombe
    • Aimo Nurminen – Lassi Kauko
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