Reintroduction of black bee colonies into the Shebbear area and encouraging existing bee keepers to switch to black bees
Mainly in the Tavistock and West Devon/Plymouth contact area
Lilac Cottage British Black Bees aim to work with the B4 project to establish breeding stock, and a mating area in North Somerset
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
In addition to raising queens with native appearance and characteristics the group are looking to select queens with calm temper and Varroa resistance.
We have been queen rearing and improving stocks of local bees since 2015, based in the medieval garden and a small more private are on Godolphin Hill,
We operate on a small scale in the Tanat Valley, rearing and improving our stocks of native Apis Mellifera Mellifera contact Steven Jones
New group formed in North Lancashire Selective breeding and bee improvement for the local area based on AMM.