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2 Day Bee Improvement: Preston

[…]be new and lightweight. We will have a selection of disposable gloves on hand for those who forget to bring some. The Team The lead tutor will be Roger Patterson. He will be supported by Kevin Lincoln and Kath Cordingley. The Venue The course will be held at “The Bee Centre” on the Samlesbury Hall estate near Preston. We are […]

2 Day Bee Improvement: Preston

[…]be new and lightweight. We will have a selection of disposable gloves on hand for those who forget to bring some. The Team The lead tutor will be Roger Patterson. He will be supported by Kevin Lincoln and Kath Cordingley. The Venue The course will be held at “The Bee Centre” on the Samlesbury Hall estate near Preston. We are […]

BIM 49 – Spring 2017

[…]Friday and Saturday On-site Accommodation Dinners Tickets now on sale from www.bbka.org.uk Harper Adams University Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB Enquiries to: tim.lovett@bbka.org.uk Looking for a gift? Then visit the BIBBA bookshop at www.bibba.com/store and select from these titles . . . ‘The Principles of Bee Improvement’ by Jo Widdicombe ‘The Honeybees of the British Isles’ by Beowulf A Cooper ‘The […]

Section 5.1 – Queen Rearing Methods

Photo by Roger Patterson Queen Rearing Methods There are so many techniques of queen rearing, and so much has been written about them, that it may seem unwise to add any more. Studying too many methods can be a source of much confusion and leave one overwhelmed and unsure of how to proceed. Like most things in beekeeping, the best […]

2 Day Bee Improvement Course. Exeter, Devon.

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2 Day Bee Improvement Course: Suffolk

Improving bees by raising your own queens – course Tutor – Roger Patterson In conjunction with West Suffolk BKA and BIBBA Thursday 20 July and Friday 21 July at Nowton Park Apiary, near Bury St Edmunds. Course fee Early bird £50 if booked before 4 July the event £60 if booked on or after 4 July. Please bring your own […]

BIBBA Open Day. Wakefield.

What is it? An all day event for beekeepers of all abilities to help and encourage them to improve their bees by using locally produced queens. Why? When buying queens you may be promised high yields and docility, but later generations of these queens can often produce aggressive colonies. To overcome this problem it is often advised to buy new […]

BIBBA Open Day. Lampeter.

What is it? An all day event for beekeepers of all abilities to help and encourage them to improve their bees by using locally produced queens. Why? When buying queens you may be promised high yields and docility, but later generations of these queens can often produce aggressive colonies. To overcome this problem it is often advised to buy new […]

A Native Dark Bee Project

[…]computer programme Beemorph (Talbot, 2002) which can be downloaded via the BIBBA website www.bibba.org.uk. Years 4-5 2013 – 2014 Four mother queens were used to establish breeding lines, with seasonal rotation of drone production between these lines. Morphometry plots of two colonies sampled in 2013 (Fig 2) and 2014 (Fig 3) are shown. Wing morphometry was also carried out by […]

BBOBI Group – March April 2019 Newsletter

[…]included lectures by David Evans – DWV and Varroa Timing – St Andrews Uni, evanslab.org.uk and The Apiarist Blog Wally 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 […]

Roger Patterson “The Patterson Unit”

[…]of the world’s most comprehensive beekeeping websites, also the lesser known www.honeyrecipes.org.uk. Lecture Title: “The Patterson Unit” This presentation was formerly called “A New Approach”, the “Patterson Unit” came about by accident, after it appeared on the events page of a BKA website when somebody forgot the title! I devised his simple system as a way of addressing some of […]

The black bee, an increasingly rare pearl

translated from Pollinis “l’abeille noire” https://www.pollinis.org/admin/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/abeille-noire-6.pdf In 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 […]

Conserving black bees

[…]Adam, Brother (1983) In search of the best strains of bees. Northern Bee Books; Heb­den Bridge, UK. 199-201 Jensen Annette B. et al. Varying degrees of Apis mellifera ligustica introgression in protected populations of black honeybee, Apis mellifera mellifera, in northwest Eu­rope. Molecular Ecology 14, 93-106 (2005) Pinto Alice M. et al. Genetic Integrity of the Dark European honey bee […]

NatBIP News No 7

[…]to our beekeeping; interestingly it is an approach which none of the mainstream beekeeping organisations (commercial or amateur) have really taken on board. The agricultural industry is currently looking at more sustainable methods of food production and beekeeping should move in the same direction. The BIBBA View Bob Flowerdew © BBC BIBBA has been presenting a different view for over […]

A Simple Method of Simultaneously Raising Queens and Producing Nuclei

Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda is a commercial beekeeper based on Ireland’s east coast. As a fourth-generation beekeeper, he learned his craft through helping his father with the famous Galtee black bees of Co. Tipperary. After settling in Co. Louth, he embarked on his own beekeeping enterprise using local strains of native Irish honey bee. Eoghan currently […]
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