- Don’t just sit back and expect someone to give you a black queen; find the stock locally and work to improve the bees.
- Dark Bee Reserve – Philip Denwood
This proposed move is largely the result of initiatives by BIBBA member Andrew Abrahams, who has been keeping dark bees on Colonsay for 35 years.
- BIBBA Groups News – Jo Widdicombe
Imported queens of non-native sub-species are not providing the long term answer to bee improvement in this country.
- Whither goest thou? – Brian Dennis
Since BIBBA was founded in 1964, there has always been much discussion and disagreement as to its aims.
- Are you a Natural Beekeeper? – Brian Dennis
There are those who suggest that the way most beekeepers keep bees is unnatural and is the cause of most of the problems which exist today.
- A Broader Perspective – Dorian Pritchard
Do our local honey bees play an unappreciated keystone role?
- Honey with a Buzz – Trisha Marlow
My interest in insects began as a small child growing up in the suburbs of Edinburgh.
- Book Review – Philip Denwood
Top-Bar Beekeeping: Organic Practices for Honeybee Health, by Les Crowder and Heather Harrell.
- Some thoughts on Grafting – Roger Patterson
In beekeeping we are often told we must do things in a certain way and grafting is one of them.
- Honey Bee Improvement – John E Dews
Breeding for Improvement: No honey bee colony is exactly like another, brood rearing, inclination to swarm, foraging, vigour, or susceptibility to disease, differ from colony to colony.
- Bee Improvement for all Days – Roger Patterson
Much of modern beekeeping teaching seems to be based on standard “bee facts” and the management of non–native bees.
- Genuine Imported Queens (3) – Will Messenger
The Third part of the article on Honeybee Imports up to the formation of BIBBA.
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