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Breeding Techniques and Selection for Breeding of the Honeybee – Ruttner – download pdf

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John Dew’s Views – the Best Bee

[…]earlier, the opposite is frequently true in the average conditions in this country. References: Ruttner F, Biogeography and Taxonomy of the Honeybee,1988, Springer-Verlag. Ruttner F, Milner E, and Dews J E, The Dark European Honeybee,1990, BIBBA. John E. Dews September 2008 Why the native bee is the best bee for the British […]

Honey bee origins, evolution & diversity – Ashleigh Milner

[…]Zuchtauslese”, Prof. Dr. G. Goetze; “Biogeography and Taxonomy of Honeybees”, Friedrich Ruttner; “Bees of the World”, Christopher O’Toole and Anthony Raw; “The Dark European Honeybee”, Friedrich Ruttner, Eric Milner and John Dews. I shall not attempt to refute accusations of plagiarism and lack of originality, but in case my understanding of these works has been at fault, I must stress […]
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A Native Dark Bee Project

[…]show a scatter distribution this test can give an objective assessment of breeding success (Ruttner, 2004). For a test about 30 young bees are collected from the brood box and are frozen to kill them, their right wings are removed and the veins measured (Dews and Milner, 2004). This was done using a USB microscope and the computer programme Beemorph […]

Clive de Bruyn “BIBBA in the Isle of Man 40+ years ago”

[…]were planned and a prodigious line up of speakers were booked, including the eminent Professor Ruttner from Frankfurt University. Professor Ruttner, at that time, was the world expert on drone congregations (DCs). I will be illustrating and describing the groups work in making and assembling mini-nukes and setting up a mating apiary on the Calf of Man. I will also […]
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The Dark Bee Apis mellifera mellifera in the United Kingdom

[…]expelled earlier. Alternative mating behaviour. Temperament compatible with other native bees. E. Ruttner, Milner & Dews 1990.10 Late start in spring Early cessation for winter Excellent wintering Non-flying with snow on the ground. White cappings. The following characters are common to two or more of the above sources: Unprolific. White cappings. Thrifty. Compact brood nest. Alternative mating behaviour. Early cessation […]
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BIM 49 – Spring 2017

[…]E Milner and J E Dews ‘Breeding Techniques and Selection for Breeding of the Honeybee’ by F Ruttner, A & E Milner ‘Queen Raising: The Jenkins Way’ by G Jenkins ‘Pedigree Bee Breeding in Western Europe’ a BIBBA Publication Full details of each title are available on the BIBBA website – www.bibba.com/store Cymdeithas Gwenynwyr Cymru The Welsh Beekeepers’ Association  […]