B4 Project – Cornwall

B4 Project  – Cornwall

B4 Project – Cornwall

The B4 Project is a Community Interest Company representing a group of beekeepers whose aim is to protect the UK’s native honey bee, Apis mellifera mellifera.

Our purpose is to conserve, protect and increase the population of Apis mellifera mellifera, the European Dark Honey Bee (EDHB), by the fusion of science and beekeeping.

This will be achieved by:-
  • Setting up reserves with like-minded beekeepers.
  • Working closely with scientists to identify genetic purity of samples taken geographically.
  • Informing the public about the EDHB.
  • Influencing decision makers
B4Project is a collaboration between Heritage Lottery Fund, CBIBBG, BIPCo,The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Paignton Zoo, Plymouth University, Paradise Park, Occombe Farm and Apigenix.


Andrew Gordon Lynn Brown B.D.S. (Managing Director)

Dr James Kilty Ph.D., Dipl. Hum. Psych., A.R.C.S., B.Sc. (Sp Hons)

Lt Col Nick Bentham-Green MA RM(Rtd) (Chairman)

Dr Kevin C Brown B.Sc., D.Phil. (Secretary)

Dr Margaret Freegard MBBS

Mr Gerald Stuart

Mr Nicholas Steven Ball (Vice Chairman)

Mr Robert Stephen Black

Contact Andrew Brown 01822 617788