NatBIP News No10

When it comes to bee improvement, I believe the suggested approach offered by BIBBA’s NatBIP programme is worth careful consideration.

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NatBIP News No9

Photo courtesy of Richard Senior

In the long-term we want to see a bee population that is locally adapted and truly sustainable, that is, for example, one that is not reliant on regular chemical treatments to control varroa.

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Scillonian Bee Project

RICK STEIN IN CORNWALL with Nick Bentham Green and Jilly Halliday For those followers of the BBC 2 programme Rick Stein in Cornwall our former Chairman Nick Bentham Green​ and Isles of Scilly beekeeper Jilly Halliday featured in the recently aired Episode 7 of Series 2. One of Rick Stein​’s research team contacted ​Jilly and…

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Let’s Go Beekeeping!

Let’s Go BEEKEEPING Richard Senior Let’s Go Beekeeping is a series of practical beekeeping videos that are there to help beekeepers keep, understand, and manage their bees better. Relentless Rosie Presented by Roger Patterson, this series of videos draws on half a century of practical beekeeping knowledge. During August 2021, I was fortunate enough to…

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Why do the bees rear so many drones?

Why the production of a large number of drones is the inevitable consequence of the free mating of queens in drone congregations; and why this proliferation of drones is a key factor in ensuring the adaptability and resilience of the honey bee through the ages.

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