England’s first Black Bee Reserve was opened on 25th May 2017 at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall. Funding obtained via the B4 Project enabled an apiary to be established on a unique site – the remains of 18th century hot houses.
As a CIO we have a responsibility for educating the public about the importance of pollinators, with a special focus on local Cornish honey bees. We are gradually building up the group’s membership with beekeepers from both the Cornish and Devon sides of the lower River Tamar.
Our aim as a BIBBA group is to foster interest in the native honey bee and to help beekeepers to improve their own stock using Amm characteristics as a guide.
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