About BIBBA

Do you want great bees? Research has demonstrated that local bees/queens perform better compared to imported ones. Over the years, BIBBA has played a vital role in raising awareness about the importance of maintaining and breeding honey bee populations that are well-suited to their local environment. BIBBA has launched a National Bee Improvement Programme (NatBIP)…

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Interested in Joining BIBBA? Click for More Info BIBBA Monthly June 2024 Live@theHive Returns How Many Drones Are Good Enough? Dorian Pritchard Book Review – Local Queens are Best Swarm Control using 2 frame nuc – Roger Patterson Bees for Pleasure and Profit – Excerpt Readers Response   Do you want better bees? We all…

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Queen Rearing and Bee Improvement Courses

BIBBA are committed to helping beekeepers to improve their bees and those of the surrounding area, by raising queens from their better colonies and culling the poorer ones. Bee Improvement should be of interest to all beekeepers and for a number of reasons including temper, quietness on the combs and suitability to the locality. The…

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BIBBA Conference 2023

ARCHIVED ARTICLE BIBBA: Supporting Practical Beekeeping The 2023 BIBBA conference will be held in Carmarthen on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September. To help those travelling a long distance, the facility will be open to attendees from midday Friday 1st September. There will be a wide variety of topics to suit all beekeepers with two…

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NatBIP News No13

courtesy the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), Crown Copyright

The use of imported queens may provide temporary relief to issues of quality in our bees but have not provided stability within the population as a whole.

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