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BIM 28 – Autumn 2007

  • Open Day at Cornbrook Bee Farm – Sandra Unwin
  • Lancashire Queen Rearing Workshop – Ray Dowson
  • The Carniolan Bee – Brian Milward
  • Inbreeding in the Honeybee – Dorian Pritchard
  • Galtee Bee Breeders’ Group Queen Rearing Workshop – Claire Chavasse
  • Obituary: Claire Chavasse – Micheál Mac Giolla Coda
  • Gormanston and BIBBA – Terry Clare
  • BIBBA General Meeting, Gormanston – John Hendrie
  • The Gormanston Summer Course – Sandra Unwin
  • What is BIBBA For? – Brian Dennis
  • Reflections – Terry Clare
  • International Conference: The Dark Bee in Russia

NatBIP News No4

Sustainable beekeeping: Local adaptation and the native sub-species DEFRA’s response to the 10,000+ signatories opposed to the import of package bees, through the loophole of trade between Northern Ireland and Britain, has just been announced. It seems they have gone back on their assurances, made in February, that only queens,…

Section 4.14 – NatBIP 1 Record Card Instructions

Colony Record Card – NatBIP 1 How to use This card is designed to be a multipurpose card that can be used for normal hive management as well as for bee improvement in one apiary, multiple apiaries, or in a bee improvement group. The data collected on each card is…

Conserving black bees

Reserve signage, Oban ferry terminal CONSERVING BLACK BEES (Apis mellifera mellifera) in the Hebrides, Scotland by ANDREW ABRAHAMS, via the American Bee Journal Readers might ask, why on earth spend much of a lifetime con­serving what most beekeepers perceive as an aggressive, unproduc­tive race of honey bee — a race…

Bee Improvement Strategies – Kevin Thorn -part two

More advanced Strategies in Bee Improvement suitable for native bees Many people find queen rearing a daunting prospect. There is an overwhelming amount of information, methods and advice. For clarity you simply need to select your selection criteria, a method of starting queen cells, a method of mating your queens…

BIM 49 – Spring 2017

  • From the President – Jo Widdicombe
  • Trials and Tribulations – Frank Hilton
  • Are you a Natural Beekeeper? – Brian Dennis
  • Natural Beekeeping – Philip Denwood
  • Racial Profiling of Mongrels – Paul Honigmann
  • Bee Improvement and QR – R Patterson
  • History of Manx beekeeping – Cilla Platt
  • Making Increase – Brian Dennis
  • Locally Adapted Bees – Wally Shaw
  • Bee Races in Switzerland – Balser & Padruot Fried
  • B4 Press Release – Plymouth University
  • SICAMM Conference – Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda
  • Intelligence v. Chemical Responses – Brian Dennis
  • This is a non-smoking area – Brian Dennis

The Dark Bee Apis mellifera mellifera in the United Kingdom

The article below is based on a lecture given by Philip Denwood to the SICAMM Conference in Landquart, Switzerland, on 1st September 2012 Articles by Dr. Dorian Pritchard,1 and by Norman Carreck2 of the Laboratory of Social Insects at Sussex, have presented the evidence, convincing in my opinion, for the…