University of Plymouth Project

University of Plymouth Project

The University of Plymouth in partnership with B4 (a community interest company: Bringing Back Black Bees) and funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) have started a 4 year PhD project to investigate suggestions from bee-keepers that different sub-species have a suite of different behaviours and characteristics in comparison…

Strategy

BIBBA Strategy Summary Document (2019) Draft – for comment by members. Overall BIBBA Strategy 1.1 Continue to increase the number of BIBBA members 1.2 Improved benefits and engagement with members, groups, farmers and outside agencies. 1.3 Reduce queen and bee imports into UK and Ireland 1.4 To develop action plans,…

Sustainable Bees & Queens

Sustainable Bees & Queens

For Everyone using low-cost, simple methods:
There is growing concern amongst beekeepers of all abilities and experience about the ever-increasing importation of bees and queens. This is on several grounds, including the possibilities of introducing pests, diseases and pathogens, aggression in subsequent generations and the unsuitability to our fickle climate.