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Improving bees by raising your own queens

[…]not essential, but head protection is. What is or isn’t included? A one day practical and online video. Pre – COVID, this was a 2 day course, but the videos now replace the first day. Please see individual events for details. Accommodation is not included, but there should be several options locally depending on your needs and budget. If you […]

Ardnamurchan Jan 2016

[…]with the attendant risks of disease and the possible spread of the small hive beetle. In the link video you’ll see me marking a young queen, before sending her to a waiting beekeeper: https://vimeo.com/145290438. The Ardnamurchan project is run from two apiaries in Glenborrodale, about half way along the 20 mile-long peninsular (the most westerly land mass in Scotland). Kilchoan, […]

Some history of the East Midlands group

[…]site. This gave valuable information on the purity of mating there. We had planned to make a video of the work involved in this project, but the work seemed to push the video making into a lower priority. However some footage has been done showing the grafting, and quite a lot on the management of the nucs on site among […]

Abberton Native Bee Group/ Essex 4 Bees – CO2

[…]approached by BBC and ITV regional news and were broadcast on both channels that evening! (The videos are available on the BIBBA Facebook page). In October I was able to speak at a Colchester BKA meeting about the project and gain some more interest and importantly more beekeepers interested in being involved. I was able to recruit an additional 4 […]
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Beekeepers come swarming to the Sustainability days

[…]cope with the vagaries of the UK climate as well as a risk of disease importation. There will be a video available soon for those that missed the events. A whole range of topics were discussed on the day including: Roger’s system of keeping bees, having non-prolific bees and still getting plenty of honey. Simple factors to consider for bee […]
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Videos

[…]may not be the best suited for their bees or conditions. To help beekeepers, below is a list of videos with good, sound, reliable content that have been selected by experienced beekeepers. We recommend them as being suitable for our conditions in the British Islands and Ireland. It is not exhaustive by any means and will be regularly added to.  […]

Adam Tofilski Webinars

Adam Tofilski graduated in biology from the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. Since 1994 he worked as a teaching and research assistant at the Department of Apiculture of the University of Agriculture in Krakow; seven years later (2001), he defended a doctoral thesis at the Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences of the Jagiellonian University. In 2002-2004, he held a fellowship […]

Using a Smoker

Lighting the smoker and keeping it lit seems to be a major problem to many beekeepers. This is something I have never been able to understand, because it has nothing to do with learning beekeeping, it has more to do with school science lessons and common sense. How many beekeepers do you see who fill the firebox up with fuel, […]

NatBIP Guide

About this Guide This Guide is intended to be under constant review and will be added to, updated and amended in the light of the latest information and feedback from participants according to their experiences in improving their bees. Beekeepers may wish to refer to relevant sections of the Guide online or print out all or part of the Guide […]

BIBBA Opposes the Importation of Honey Bees and Queens

BIBBAOpposes the Importation of Honey Bees and Queens Here are 15 reasons why: Bee Health BIBBA supports the prosperity and wellbeing of all our current populations of bees, including honey bees, bumblebees and solitary bees as well as other pollinators, Imported honey bees pose a considerable risk each year to our present populations in many different ways. This ever-growing practice […]
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Recommended YouTube Videos

There are a lot of beekeeping videos online. Some are excellent, with factual and sound information featuring good, knowledgeable and experienced beekeepers. Unfortunately there are many of dubious accuracy, giving poor advice that may be inappropriate for our conditions. As there is no vetting procedure to display educational material online, what is the inexperienced beekeeper to believe? BIBBA strongly believes […]

East Midlands 1998

[…]we used a heated cell transporter powered from the cigar lighter of a car. The unit being an old video camera box a bit smaller than an attache case, fitted with a polystyrene block which has holes to accept the cells. The unit being thermostatically controlled by a thermostat and having a digital thermometer mounted on the lid to indicate […]

BIBBA eLearning

Ever thought about becoming a beekeeper? Free taster session…what to expect x […]

Tim Smit’s View

[…]imports and take us towards beekeeping based on native and near-native bees. We hope you enjoy our video. Selwyn Runnett – Chair Nick Bentham-Green – Lead Trustee for NatBIP view the video […]

Education & Training

[…]Reviews There are a lot of beekeeping videos online. Some excellent; some dubious. An experienced practical beekeeper recommends a selection of […]

March 2022 BIBBA Monthly

[…]0330 223 6141 Recommended YouTube Video Mike Palmer - "The Sustainable Apiary" The sustainable apiary talks at length about the folly of importing bees from warmer climates to the frozen north. “Bees from faraway places never do as well as local bees, the best bees for you are in your yard or in your neighbour’s yard, raise queens from them”. […]