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What is the ‘British Blackbee?

[…]the sub-species). Common names for the Dark European Bee include ‘Old English’, ’British Black Bee’, ‘Irish Black Bee’ and ‘Brown Bee’. see […]

Conserving black bees

[…]connected at low tides, had been used from 1946- 1966 as a queen rearing and breeding station for Black Bees. Joseph Tinsley, then the apiculturalist at the West of Scotland College of Agriculture, and a man well ahead of his time, was greatly concerned by the steady hybridisation of Scotland’s native Blacks, largely by Italian imports. In Scotland there had […]

Shebbear Black Bee Conservation Project – EX22

[…]of black bee colonies into the Shebbear area and encouraging existing bee keepers to switch to black bees Specific short-term targets: Breeding and monitoring of black bees at Newton Mill, formation of a CIC (or Charity) to teach bee keeping contact Adrian […]
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Black Bee Reserve

Black Bee Reserve England’s First Black Bee Reserve at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park On a glorious sunny day in one of our most beautiful country parks in the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe House, Cornwall, a crowd gathered to celebrate the opening of England’s first Black Bee Reserve.The spacious public viewing room allows close observation of the bees in the apiary, […]

The black bee, an increasingly rare pearl

[…]addition to the many factors that are decimating bee colonies around the world, the black bee, the local bee, is facing a race for short-term profitability which favours the import of bees that are often unsuitable for our areas and are more fragile. A marvel of adaptation Lively, frugal and resistant, the black bee has been present from the Pyrenees […]

Phil Chandler “Balanced Beekeeping: Top Bars, Eco Floors and Black Bees”

[…]beekeeping”. My current project is to help to re-establish thriving populations of our native black bees. Web site – biobees.com Lecture Title: “Balanced Beekeeping: Top Bars, Eco Floors and Black Bees” I will talk about my experiences with top bar hives on the fringes of Dartmoor, including such innovations as the eco-floor and the periscope entrance, and how they may […]
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What is the ‘British Blackbee?

[…]the sub-species). Common names for the Dark European Bee include ‘Old English’, ’British Black Bee’, ‘Irish Black Bee’ and ‘Brown Bee’. see […]