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Mike Saunders “A current attempt to recover Apis mellifera mellifera from mongrelised stocks in the Welsh Borders”

[…]selective breeding of the “nearish-native” local bees as the ways and means to the end of bee improvement. Since then has coordinated the Group’s breeding programme and its arduous task of learning about queen and drone-rearing, natural mating and instrumental insemination, colony assessment and bee morphometry and breeder evaluation and selection. Lecture Title: “A current attempt to recover Apis mellifera […]
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BIM 49 – Spring 2017

[…]Profiling of Mongrels – Paul Honigmann Colour and size variation is apparent … Future Bee Improvement and QR – R Patterson These courses are very popular, with lots of information and tips on improving your own and your local bees. History of Manx beekeeping – Cilla Platt Beekeeping started even before the Irish gods were told to find an island […]

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[…]may not suit their environment, or run the risk of importing pests and diseases. BIBBA Open Days Bee Improvement For All (BIFA) days One and two day Bee Improvement Courses   If you would like an event in your area, either a standard one or something different to suit you, please contact BIBBA Conference and Workshop Secretary Roger Patterson by […]

BIM 47 – Autumn 2016

[…]bees more carefully. . . Queen rearing on the Isle of Man – John Evans First published in Bee Improvement No.1 1998 The SMARTBEES project – Jo Widdecombe Sustainable Management of Resilient Bee Populations Conferences and Workshops – Roger Patterson One and two day Bee Improvement courses & BIFA days Working for a better bee – Mark Edwards There are […]

June 2022 BIBBA Monthly

[…]beekeepers working together, or an association’s breeding programme. In September 2016, at the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeding Association (BIBBA) conference on the Isle of Man, I was lucky enough to attend an excellent presentation on queen rearing by the Dutch commercial beekeeper Jeroen Vorstman.  I had been raising queens myself quite successfully for some time using the Ben Harden […]

A Simple Method of Simultaneously Raising Queens and Producing Nuclei

[…]together, or an association’s breeding programme. Basis of the Method In September 2016, at the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeding Association (BIBBA) conference on the Isle of Man, I was lucky enough to attend an excellent presentation on queen rearing by the Dutch commercial beekeeper Jeroen Vorstman.  I had been raising queens myself quite successfully for some time using the […]
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March 2022 BIBBA Monthly

[…]course of the day. In addition, Jo Widdicombe provided one of the speaker sessions on Sustainable Bee Improvement, which was well attended and enabled us to get our message across directly to more beekeepers. We have completely re-vamped the BIBBA Stand and now have electronic sign-up for new memberships and a card payment system. Both were very successful as was […]

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[…]Scotland, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. This is an initiative organised by the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders’ Association (BIBBA), with the aims of reducing the number of imports of honey bees into Britain, Ireland and associated islands* and of improving the quality of our honey bees. This Programme aims to provide a way forward to […]

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[…]Scotland, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. This is an initiative organised by the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders’ Association (BIBBA), with the aims of reducing the number of imports of honey bees into Britain, Ireland and associated islands* and of improving the quality of our honey bees. This Programme aims to provide a way forward to […]