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Albert Knight

an appreciation of one of BIBBA's stalwarts, by Brian P. Dennis and Roger Patterson.

History

beo1 Beowulf Cooper founder member and driving force behind BIBBA BIBBA was formed originally as the Village Bee Breeders Association (VBBA) in 1964 by Beowulf Cooper and a small group of beekeepers.

Brian Dennis

In 1976 I attended a beginners’ beekeeping course at the local Agricultural College. The course was run by the County Bee Instructor George Sommerville, an early member of BIBBA. I eventually purchased a hive & bees from a specialist in flea biology! The bees were excellent, although I did not realize this at the time. My interest in bees &…

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Files And Applications Associated With Bee Improvement, Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding These downloadable files are used by individual beekeepers and groups to help them with their bee improvement and queen rearing activities. BIBBA gives permission to freely copy any or all of these files for personal use and also pass the files to others interested in breeding honey bees. BIBBA only…

Queen Rearing Timetable

This Microsoft XL file was written by Angus Stokes and Albert Knight and provides an interactive way to prepare timetables for using the Jenter or Cupkit Cellplug Box. With a bit of tweaking it can be used for other methods of cell raising. Download Excel spreadsheet of Tom's Table: tomstble2-3

Some history of the East Midlands group

A problem that has long been with us, has been to find a mating site that gives reasonable isolation. We have used sites several hundred miles from our base. These include Spurn Point on the East Coast, and the Elan Valley in Wales. The restriction on movement of bees when varroa arrived put an end to such travelling, and over…

BIBBA Queen Rearing Table (Tom’s Table)

The original Microsoft Excel file was written by Angus Stokes and Albert Knight to provide an interactive way to prepare timetables for using the Jenter or Cupkit Cellplug Box. This is a more comprehensive version of "Tom's Table" that has been rewritten by Roger Patterson in 2015, to include other methods of producing queen cells and to correct one error.…

BIM 39 – Autumn 2012

From the Chair – Will Messenger SBA Centenary Conference – Will Messenger CoLoss Action Group – Will Messenger Providing Breeding Material – Albert Knight Meet the Members – Eddie O’Sullivan Queen Rearing workshop – Mike Thornley Scottish Bee Breeding – Mike Thornley Experiments with Morphometry – Iain Harley SICAMM Conference – Steve Rose

BIM 35 – Winter 2010-11

Queen breeding – Bill Cadmore Genetic findings – Jacob Kahn Bee improvement in IoM – Roger Patterson BIBBA Conference – Dinah Sweet Local Queen program – Roger Patterson Inbreeding part 1 – Dorian Pritchard Thoughts on Morphology – Roger Patterson Queen rearing for one – Albert Knight Conference law – Dorian Pritchard Trustees Report 2010 – Dinah Sweet Financial Statements…

BIM 32 – Autumn 2009

The Harding Hive Debris Floor - John Harding Three fertile queens in one colony - Roger Patterson Variation in susceptibility to bee diseases among European races of honey bees - Dinah Sweet Isle of Wight disease in Warwickshire - Brian Milward Griff Jenkins - obituary by Albert Knight Queens entombed in wax - Norman Walsh Reply to Robin Dean’s article…

BIM 51 – Summer 2018

From the President – Jo Widdicombe Albert Knight – J. Phipps, D. Allen and A. Stokes BIBBA Conference – Roger Patterson Shakespeare’s Bees – Gaynor Smith Just look what happens if . . . – Dorian Pritchard In Memory of Abess – Dawn Boswell-Challand Sustainable Beekeeping – David Ledger Two days at Cilgwri – David Spalding Stratford-upon-Avon BIG – Terry…

BIM27 – Spring 2007

Breeding honeybees on a small scale, Part 2 - Dorian Pritchard Isle of Wight Disease in Ireland - Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda Stratford-upon-Avon & District BKA Bee Improvement Group - Peter Edwards Project Discover - Mervyn Eddie Techniques for Queen rearing & Introduction - Albert Knight

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Files And Applications Associated With Bee Improvement, Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding These downloadable files are used by individual beekeepers and groups to help them with their bee improvement and queen rearing activities.BIBBA gives permission to freely copy any or all of these files for personal use and also pass the files to others interested in breeding honey bees. BIBBA only asks…

Lester Wickham

Lester passed away in February 2020. He joined BIBBA in 1975 and took an active role including 11 years as treasurer.

BIM Index Issues 1-25

Bee Improvement Magazine: subject index. Issues 1-25 to search the index type Ctrl+f (Cmd+f on Mac) to open search box Africa Beekman, Dr. Madeleine "The Cape invaders." 9, 12 Allergies Tarzi, Dr. M. D. "Allergy to hymenoptera venom." 9, 8 Apis mellifera mellifera Burry, Harris "Conserving biodiversity in the dark European honey bee." 2, 8 Crudgington, Dr. H.G. "Hygienic behaviour…

East Midlands 1998

Use of plastic foundation in the Apidea mini-nucs Use of Syrup instead of candy in Mini-nucs Use of cut comb containers for candy Grafting using a magnifier and torch Preparation of cell raising colonies Use of a cell transporter Use of an incubator for hatching queen cells