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Cornwall Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Group – TR1

[…]had attained a “Varroa Kill Factor” in the high 90%s in his Carniolan bees even before varroa arrived in the UK. We have found the Cornish bee, with high A.m.m. genetic content, to be the best at the job and encourage our members to breed from the dark bee and examine them for damage to varroa, decapping and recapping and […]
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Margaret Murdin “Bee Genetics Explained” – “Understanding the Queen”

[…]a member of the Ormskirk and Croston Branch of the Lancashire Association. She is a member of BIBBA and keeps bees that are well adapted to the local area. She currently has 20 colonies across 3 apiaries and is interested in the bees themselves rather than the production of honey. Margaret is a Master Beekeeper and holds the National Diploma […]
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What is the ‘British Black’ bee?

[…]is a local name for the honey bee sub-species Apis mellifera mellifera (Amm) that is native to the British Isles. There are about 28 different sub-species of the western honey bee, Apis mellifera, originally distributed through Europe, the Near East and Africa. In the British Isles and Northern Europe, from France to the Urals, the native sub-species is commonly known […]