Beekeepers with a common goal to promote the cultivation of the best strain of bees for our locality.
beekeepers who wish to conserve the Cornish Dark Honey Bee
England’s first Black Bee Reserve was opened in 2017 at Mount Edgcumbe on the Rame Peninsula. The group focuses on education, conservation of Amm and ways to improve local stock.
Formed in 2016 by a group of Cheshire-based BIBBA members to help form local queen rearing groups to aid the improvement of local bees and support the objectives of BIBBA
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
We currently run 12 breeding apiaries across Lancashire with a further two in North Wales.
Based in East Cornwall a small group with the emphasis of breeding pedigree lines of Cornish Native dark bees
We aim to breed and encourage the keeping of native and near-native bees in SDBIG Area: Devon, south of Exeter and including the eastern side of Dartmoor and Plymouth
Native bee breeding group based at Abberton Reservoir