June 2024 BIBBA Monthly

  • 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
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Queen Cell Production in a Single Brood Chamber Colony

Queen Cell Production in a Single Brood Chamber Colony Taken from Breeding Better Bees The following simple method was observed by BIBBA’s Director, Ken Ibbotson, in Holland. It is suitable for a beekeeper with single brood chamber colonies wishing to rear a small number of queens. It should produce 7-10 very good queen cells. For…

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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 No9

Photo courtesy of Richard Senior

In the long-term we want to see a bee population that is locally adapted and truly sustainable, that is, for example, one that is not reliant on regular chemical treatments to control varroa.

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Sandringham Report 2021

Sandringham Native Bee Project One of BIBBA’s Members, Eric Marshall, approached the Trustees to see if they would support a project to breed and rear native bees. Eric lives close to the Royal Sandringham Estate and it has been a key aim of BIBBA to develop a Special Apiary Project at Sandringham that would fit…

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