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Webinar – Season Three

The recordings for all our Season Three Webinars are on our Youtube Channel. Below is the play list (use the button that says 1/9 in the top right corner of the video […]

BIBBA News – back issues

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[…]gradually evolve to produce good results in the current conditions. By constantly selecting the bees that do best, our bees will be constantly evolving to cope with changing environmental or climatic conditions. Why NatBIP needs your support. For over 150 years we have viewed imports as the way to a better bee, but now is a good time for a […]

Webinars – Season Two

[…]Roger Patterson – “Dead Bees Don’t Buzz – Surviving the Winter “ Presentation:  “Dead Bees Don’t Buzz – Surviving the Winter “ View Recording – Roger Patterson – “Dead Bees Don’t Buzz – Surviving the Winter “ Tuesday 25th August 7:30pm – Lynfa Davies – “The Mystery of Mating” Presentation:  “The Mystery of Mating”. View Recording – Lynfa Davies – […]

Help Required

[…]with BIBBA organisation until 2015, when I complained to Roger Patterson that the website had not been updated in the four years since Dave Cushman had died. His response was, “well you sort it then”. And so I took over the BIBBA website and migrated it to WordPress. Within six months I’d also taken on the membership secretary role. Until […]

The Honeybees of the British Isles – Beowulf Cooper – download pdf

Members can download a copy of this book free of charge for their personal use, if logged in to the website.This electronic download is ONLY available to current BIBBA members. It is strictly copyright protected against any distribution, loaning, display, broadcasting, selling or copying. By downloading this file, you agree to these terms and […]
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Surrey Hills Queen Rearing – GU1

[…]In line with BIBBA’s objectives we look towards breeding from local stock without importing any bees or queens. Promoting this approach we hope to encourage other beekers to do the same. contact Sarah Rowlands […]

News for Non-Members – June 2020

Welcome to BIBBA News for Non-members – June 2020 CHAIR’S WELCOME After the glorious May weather, many of us were wondering when the rain and cooler weather would come. Well, I guess we need to be careful what we wish for! In this June issue you will be able to: keep up to date with NatBIP strategy be aware of […]

Bloomington Bees – USA

[…]Bees: We are currently a small group but currently looking for more members who share the love of Beekeeping and a passion for honeybees.  Bloomington Indiana 47403 USA contact  Nathanael […]

NatBIP – May 2020

[…]of hybridization of our bees can be reduced and we can develop local strains based on the native bee. Why the native bee? The natural advantages it enjoys in our environment make this the easiest strain to refine and maintain. Aren’t there better strains available? The genetic diversity within any strain contain all the qualities we could want. By working […]

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[…]some people want things that are the opposite of others (have you ever heard about this dilemma in beekeeping?) but all feedback is welcome.If you want to contribute an article or draw the attention of BIBBA members to some beekeeping news, please let the BIBBA team know by filling in the feedback form. click to send FEEDBACK and ideas IMAGES: […]

Breeding Techniques and Selection for Breeding of the Honeybee – Ruttner – download pdf

Members can download a copy of this book for their personal use. This electronic download is ONLY available to current BIBBA members. It is strictly copyright protected against any distribution, loaning, display, broadcasting, selling or copying. By downloading this file, you agree to these terms and […]
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PayPal – Rest of World

[…]are now online; we aim to produce occassional printed material. the overseas rate has been reduced to £20 membership is valid until 1st January next after completing your payment please go […]

Membership Application

[…]of bee improvement and queen rearing. Support projects in areas with a high level of native bees. Courses on bee improvement and raising queens, using both natural methods the bees present us with that will suit the ordinary beekeeper, and more advanced methods for those who need more queens. Read our Privacy Policy and Constitution here JOIN HERE – select […]

BBOBI Group – April 2020 Newsletter

[…]You could also read up on the Miller Method, this is a good link: http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/millermethod.html Keep an eye on the What’sApp group, it is the best way to make cries for help. If you’re not included, email me your phone number to be added to the thirty or so members on the group today. If you do not wish to read […]

Bucks Berks & Oxon Bee Improvement (BBOBI ) – RG9

[…]by Reg Hook, a founding member of SCBKA and a tutor at Berks College of Agriculture. Reg has been breeding near native dark bees for over 20 years and has distributed stock to both members of Reading and Wokingham BKA while teaching at BCA, so it makes sense to continue his work in the local area. Free Virgin Queens Due […]
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I Want Bees

[…]Linnaeus 1758 is a subspecies and northern geographical race of Apis mellifera, the western honeybee. It may be subdivided into many local ecotypes. Its various vernacular names include:“Dark European Honeybee” (English),“L’abeille noire” (French),“Die dunkle Biene” (German) and“Det mörka Nordiska Biet” (Swedish) Apis mellifera mellifera is distinguished from other subspecies of the honey bee by:a) Morphological characters, including colour, size, wing […]

A Proposal for a National Honey Bee Improvement Programme

[…]and propagated the best local bees, a good reason could then be made for not using imported bees. Beekeepers would benefit in two ways, that is, in a reduction in the biosecurity risks associated with imports, and through the opportunity of supporting and participating in a project that could deliver a better-quality bee. Taking part in a scheme to sustainably […]
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