BIM 51 – Summer 2018

  • From the President – Jo Widdicombe
    It is important that BIBBA remains a forward-looking organisation with a clear vision of where it is going.
  • Albert Knight – J. Phipps, D. Allen and A. Stokes
    Obituary: A quiet man. Always more than you saw on the surface
  • BIBBA Conference – Roger Patterson
    ‘Improve Your Bees and Beekeeping’
  • Shakespeare’s Bees – Gaynor Smith
    Going Native in Stratford
  • Just look what happens if . . . – Dorian Pritchard
    All beekeepers must manage varroa in their stocks
  • In Memory of Abess – Dawn Boswell-Challand
    the Americans would call her a ‘gator’ queen with four abdominal segments extending beyond her wing tips
  • Sustainable Beekeeping – David Ledger
    Eden Project Cornwall 17th February 2018
  • Two days at Cilgwri – David Spalding
    the course gave attendees plenty of opportunity for discussion and practice and, without exception, everyone benefitted
  • Stratford-upon-Avon BIG – Terry Hitchman
    the parachuting in of racially pure queens has helped boost the purity of the local drones
  • West Suffolk BIG course – Kevin Thorn
  • Book Review – Philip Denwood
    The Asian Hornet (Vespa velutina) Threats, Biology & Expansion by Stephen Martin
  • The Honey Badger’s Story – Mike Taylor
    I began to replace the Italian and Buckfast queens with queens from my best dark colonies over the years

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