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BBOBI Group – March April 2019 Newsletter

[…]Shaw – Apicentric Beekeeping – Welsh BKA Prof Gilles Budge – CBVP – Professor of Applied Crop Science at Newcastle University George Clouston – Hive monitoring (Arnia) Bee Tradex at Stoneleigh Park, shopping opportunity and change to catch Jo Widdicombe speak on raising his AMM bees. Spring convention, really needs a separate report, but standout speakers include: Prof Maria Bouga talking […]

BIM 49 – Spring 2017

[…]– Jo Widdicombe I like to do a spot check to see roughly what percentage are of native appearance. The figure goes up and down a bit according to who has what bees in the area. 53 AGM Notice Trials and Tribulations – Frank Hilton The regeneration of the black bee would eliminate the necessity to import bees from abroad… […]

Sustainable Bees & Queens

[…]rearing methods. Simple and efficient ways to produce nuclei. Suggested methods for BKAs to supply bees and queens to members/beginners. Methods for small and larger quantities. Benefits of teaching apiaries. Queen rearing facility in teaching apiaries. Queen rearing as a collective exercise. Producing bees and queens, yet still getting a good honey crop. Including queen rearing and bee improvement in […]

Webinars – Summary

[…]of the majority of webinars are also available on our YouTube Channel Don’t forget to sign up here, for free, to learn more about our future […]

June 2022 BIBBA Monthly

[…]he learned his craft through helping his father with the famous Galtee black bees of Co. Tipperary. Read Full Article The reader may groan and sigh, “not another queen-rearing method,” and I agree that there seems to be an endless number of ways of rearing queens, including the Miller, Hopkins, Alley, Harden and Harding methods. Although sometimes seen as a […]

History

[…]in several ways with some of the work being carried out there, and provides regular financial support to help with research in bee breeding. BIBBA has received funding from several charitable trusts, and this has helped in carrying out research in trying to find Varroa resistance in A. m. mellifera colonies through hygienic and grooming behaviour… Already, progress in this […]

BIFA feedback

[…]And some of us had holidays booked in early January. Fortunately, plenty of willing volunteers stepped up, car park attendant, reception desk, tea and coffee makers etc. Some Leeds members who had paid to attend seemed to automatically step in and help on the day. The local bakery came along and sold sandwiches and cakes, Spinks Compact came to take […]

Laesoe 2004

[…]The chosen conveyance, Mr. Börjeson’s “sea taxi”, provided an efficient though very choppy passage. Once on the island we joined other BIBBA members along with dark bee enthusiasts from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Finland, Poland, Austria and Switzerland, including many old friends. The Conference was based around the Gammelgaard leisure centre amid fields and woods near the centre of the […]

Colonsay a honey bee haven

[…]Scottish Government granted the order after a public consultation received overwhelming support. Nigel Southworth, editor of the Scottish Beekeeper magazine, said: “This is great news for beekeeping, not only in Scotland, but the whole of the UK and beyond. “Congratulations to Andrew for achieving this and full credit to the Scottish Government for going ahead with the reserve. “At a […]

Downloads Old

[…]is a collection of useful Morphometric software that is as a zipped folder of several files that can be downloaded in one operation. Many of these have been created by Albert Knight on behalf of BIBBA. For technical reasons, that are due to Internet servers, the original filenames have been changed to all lower case, but have not been modified […]

Colony Assessment Criteria

[…]discourage a large number of beekeepers from improving their bees, by making the subject appear much more complicated than it need be. With a small number of colonies, or for beginners, I believe the list of desirable characteristics should be fairly short. Making it as long as your arm, as some do, will probably mean you will never achieve what […]

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Direct Debit

[…]each year, telling you how much we will be taking. If you want to change, or cancel, your payment, simply let us know.   The Direct Debit Guarantee • The Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits. • You will be notified by GoCardless.com in advance of any charge being made […]

Giftaid Optout

[…]will avoid troubling you again requesting a giftaid declaration. If you have also clicked the YES option for giftaid, please email the membership secretary to ensure we record your intentions correctly. Loading… If you change your mind later, you can complete the giftaid declaration […]

University of Plymouth Project

[…]The survey is open to all bee keepers regardless of the sub-species you keep. This is your opportunity to be part of scientific research on honey bees. There will be regular updates and feedback on the project as it unfolds. If you are interested in taking part in the survey please email your name to beesurvey@plymouth.ac.uk in addition to the […]

Jeroen Vorstman “Queen Rearing Simplified”

[…]it gives you the best change to get the best queens. The method is integrated in the normal beekeeping practice and integrates with swarm control, varroa control and harvesting honey. I have used the method myself for many years with a lot of success and I taught it to many beekeepers in Holland.   Here is an article written by […]
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Direct Debit

[…]each year, if there has been a change in subscription rate. If you want to change, or cancel, your payment, simply let us know.   The Direct Debit Guarantee • The Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits. • You will be notified by GoCardless.com in advance of any charge being […]

Tony Maggs “Bee Farming with Native/Near Native Bees”

[…]“The Honey Pot” (www.localhoney.co.uk) where I sold my honey and became a Thorne’s agent, supplying beekeeping equipment to the local beekeepers. My colonies slowly built up to the present number of about 40 plus. After 25 years, I recently moved to the Trent Business Centre, Long Eaton, which is closer to my home. When I joined The Bee Farmers Association, […]
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BIM 46 – Winter 2015

[…]the years I have discovered a few of the many “myths” of beekeeping, some of which apply to queen rearing. BIBBA Conference – Roy Norris Isle of Man 20th – 22nd September The BIfA workshop – Katey Slater Nell proceeded to befriend anyone who looked her way! Grafting – Roger Patterson is the drowning of larvae another myth? Assessment of […]

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Thank you for setting up a direct debit; you will be emailed by GoCardless.com just before any change in subscription. Your bank statement will show as coming from GOCARDLESS.   The Direct Debit Guarantee • The Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits. • You will be notified by GoCardless.com in […]

BIM 48 – Winter 2016/17

[…]had agreed to accompany me on this odyssey. Quest to Improve the Manx honey bee – Johnny Kipps, Peter Long & Daren Wood The Isle of Man is fortunate to have a healthy population of honey bees, but there is more work to be done to protect against ongoing health threats to Manx colonies. Bee house on the Isle-of-Man – […]

Abberton Native Bee Group/ Essex 4 Bees – CO2

[…]project came about from a chance conversation at a conference and Nick Bentham Green passed the opportunity to me as the most local committee member to run with. Essex and Suffolk Water run a number of reservoirs in East Anglia and the land around is managed by the local Wildlife trusts, in this case Essex Wildlife Trust. Essex and Suffolk […]
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The store is temporarily off-line due to change in the trustee managing the store and while we await delivery of new […]

BIBBA Events Terms & Conditions

[…]policy. 6.    Confirmation of booking All bookings will be confirmed via the successful PayPal or Eventbrite receipt email or by written receipt in the post if you have paid by cheque.   You are advised to bring a copy of this email or written receipt with you. HARD COPY TICKETS WILL NOT BE ISSUED. 7.   All information in connection with […]

Albert Knight

[…]from Snowy River – all 13 verses without hardly a hesitation.   Perhaps the last lines are appropriate: The man from Snowy River is a household word to-day, And the stockmen tell the story of his ride.   Roger Patterson: I often come across beekeepers with fond memories of Albert Knight that usually mention the kindness and help he had given […]

Downloads

[…]file collection There is a collection of useful Morphometric software that is as a zipped folder of several files that can be downloaded in one operation. Many of these have been created by Albert Knight on behalf of BIBBA. For technical reasons, that are due to Internet servers, the original filenames have been changed to all lower case, but have not […]

Beekeepers come swarming to the Sustainability days

[…]imported and native bee strains? Positive (12%), negative (46%), don’t know (42%) Would you support a national breeding programme for AMM in the UK? Yes (79%), No (8%) Bee imports are increasing (up fourfold since 2011 from the EU to UK) but the number of beekeepers has stayed broadly the same. The different genetics coming into the UK could possibly […]
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Strategy

[…]Isles and Ireland (often referred to as the European Dark Bee or Apis mellifera mellifera). It supports: The restoration, study, selection and improvement of both the native honey bee (Apis mellifera mellifera) and the near-native honey bee; Breeding and queen rearing programmes to support native and near-native bees; Voluntary Conservation Areas for native bees; Sustainable beekeeping management practices, including disease […]

Set up a Direct Debit – New members

[…]membership – £20 per year for one person Joint membership – £30 per year for two people at the same address This is for UK residents only The Direct Debit Guarantee • The Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits. • You will be notified by GoCardless.com in advance of any […]

New Member Euro Direct Debit

[…]– €22.50 per year for one person click for Joint membership – €33.50 per year for two people at the same address This is for residents of the eurozone only The Direct Debit Guarantee• The Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits.• You will be notified by GoCardless.com in advance of […]

NatBIP News No2

[…]seems we really are on to something with NatBIP – since its launch we now have over 3000 supporters. In addition, BIBBA has increased its membership by nearly fifty percent in the last 12 months. The feedback we have received from supporters and members has been amazing and we are so encouraged by your stories. One of our newer members […]

Changes to Subscriptions

[…]rate of £20 For Republic of Ireland members, the reduced fee of £20 will be available if paid by PayPal or bank transfer, until Direct Debit subscriptions become available The Overseas fee will remain at £25, reduced to £20 if no postal magazine required, until Direct Debit becomes available The additional fee for an extra (family) member at the same […]

Webinars – Season Two

[…]what you are told……….” Tuesday 8th September 7:30pm – Peter Jenkins – “The KISS Approach” View Recording – Peter Jenkins – “The KISS […]

Help Required

[…]was posted to members. As the cost of postage increased it became obvious that we needed to keep up with the times, and in summer 2019 we moved to a monthly email magazine with the intention of producing an annual collation to be printed. For the first six months ‘BIBBA Monthly’ was produced as a print friendly pdf, but this […]

Conserving black bees

[…]he would have found plenty of “survivor stocks.” I have often won­dered, what might have happened if Brother Adam had turned north and west instead of south and east, when he left the gates of Buckfast “in search of the best strains of bee”? What if he had stuck with and selected from aca­rine survivor stock? Stocks on which to […]

BIBBA Monthly – December 2020

[…]advanced. Intermediate/advanced level is intended to satisfy all experienced beekeepers and will appeal especially to the more progressive ones, but should also be relevant to those of lesser experience who wish to understand their bees more. Bee Improvement is appropriate to all beekeepers. The emphasis will be on using bees that will thrive and survive in the locality they are […]

Section 1.3 – Participation

[…]National Bee Improvement Programme (NatBIP) to successfully fulfil its aims, we are seeking the support and participation of as many beekeepers as possible. Maximum support for the programme will result in a reduction in the demand for imported stock, as participants avoid the use of imported bees. This will allow easier progress in improving the quality of our bees; the […]

Section 4.14 – NatBIP 1 Record Card Instructions

[…]involved in an improvement group. The cards are designed around the desirable traits of: Native Appearance, Temperament, Swarming Propensity, Health/Brood Pattern/Over-wintering and Honey or Relative Honey Yield (RHY). It is available in Word format and can be adjusted or changed according to your own preference. Instructions Top table Box Beekeeper/Group: Name of beeper and/or Group or Association Queen or Colony […]
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