With an open mating system I find you can manage with just four colonies to breed successfully.
Bee Improvement Magazine: subject index. Issues 1-25
Mainly in the Tavistock and West Devon/Plymouth contact area
Roger is a practical beekeeper who started beekeeping in West Sussex in 1963. He is heavily involved in the craft, being a demonstrator at his local BKA since the early 1970s and manager of their teaching apiary. He had a full term as BBKA Trustee, is currently a BIBBA Trustee…
This article by Dorian Pritchard was originally published in BIM 30 Winter 2008
Lilac Cottage British Black Bees aim to work with the B4 project to establish breeding stock, and a mating area in North Somerset
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Queen Rearing will only be carried out using IOW mongrel stock, members will be encouraged to keep records of all their own stock, using only those considered to be worthy of passing on their bloodlines