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BIBBA Open Day. Lampeter.

[…]by simple methods (the bees often do it for you!) Making up and maintaining nuclei Introducing queens and queen cells Cost: £18/head before 13th June, £20 afterwards. Includes refreshments and lunch. Powered by […]

East Midlands further notes

[…]them) and 4 others whose expressed an interest in joining the group. So we are in flux but very stable given the significance of moving our apiary after 50 years at the other site. On Sunday we felt at last we were settled in. It was the end of a complex and time-consuming task, especially given the pandemic restrictions and […]

BIM 44 – Summer 2014

[…]Release – Norman Carreck A BIPCo visit – Jo Widdicombe Pesticide Debate – Norman Benson Queen raising for the Amateur – Alan Brown In Memory of Janet Hinchley – David Allen Sampling and Predicting – Brian Dennis Bee v Pigeon – Jeremy Clay Genuine Imported Queens – Will Messenger Conference Venue BIBBA members can download a pdf copy of the […]

Countryfile – on the Rame Peninsula

[…]any reason in the spring will be removed from the area and used for resources for any newly reared queens. In this way we make sure that as many colonies as possible, in the area, are putting out ‘good’ drones. The chances of good matings of any new queens produced are then as high as possible. This process is repeated […]

BIM 32 – Autumn 2009

[…]his beekeeping, the Welsh language and in the countless friendships he made, we will miss him. Queens entombed in wax – Norman Walsh I found the queen to be dead in the introduction cage and every hole in the cage packed with darkish beeswax Reply to Robin Dean’s article on the Black Bee – Jo Widdicombe Perhaps a lot of […]

BIM 51 – Summer 2018

[…]Martin The Honey Badger’s Story – Mike TaylorI began to replace the Italian and Buckfast queens with queens from my best dark colonies over the years BIBBA members can download a pdf copy of the full magazine for personal […]

Bloomington Bees – USA

Limestone 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 […]

BIM 31 – Spring 2009

The Harding queen raising system. John Harding A tribute to Gordon Hartshorn. Tom Rowlands Beekeeping in Northumberland. Dorian Pritchard Three fertile queens in one colony. Roger Patterson Brother Adam and the dark bee. Dorian Pritchard Breeding Group news. Jo Widdicombe The Bee Improvement Programme for Cornwall. Jo Widdicombe Survey of native bees. Roger Patterson Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects. […]

Bees for Sale

[…]raise extra queens and nucs to sell in order that we can dissuade beekeepers from buying imported queens. We presently do not have the ability to inspect or vouch for such queens and nucs and simply require the seller to give an assurance that they are raised from local stock and are not imports, and that the seller supports the […]

Neville Dearden

[…]of his working life in senior executive roles in business demanded that he always had a busy time table but he still managed to keep up to 10 productive urban hives in his own garden and later on a nearby allotment. Whilst working as a non-executive director of a fibreglass fabrication company Neville researched designed, and oversaw production of the […]

Bucks Berks & Oxon Bee Improvement (BBOBI ) – RG9

[…]We encourage beekeepers to value and nurture their drones with the same care they would their queens. Encourage the use of British hybrid queens We want to encourage people to buy British and support their fellow beekeepers by buying locally adapted British hybrids. We want to discourage the use of the so called ‘Buckfast bee’ whose name has become synonymous […]
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Paypal UK Members

renewal each year on 1st January Ordinary membershipone person £25 Full Name Telephone number Joint membershiptwo people at same address £35 Full Name Telephone […]

I Want Bees

Which is the Best Bee? What is Apis mellifera mellifera? Apis mellifera mellifera, 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 […]

Queens: Collaboration and how to make it easy on yourself and your bees – by Karl Colyer

[…]about getting yourself organised. Figure out how to create another 1-6 colonies for when a suitable larvae, queen cell, virgin queen or mated queen becomes available. Have a few things prepared so that when you get the call or email, it’s not a mad dash. As soon as the above equipment is used, figure out where the next frames, box […]
Read more » Queens: Collaboration and how to make it easy on yourself and your bees – by Karl Colyer

Section 3.1 – The Selection of Local Stock

[…]of ‘inbreeding’ and maintaining genetic diversity. To allow us to select the most desirable queens to rear a new generation of queens from, and to replace, or remove from the area, undesirable queens, we need to use a system of record-keeping that allows us, over time, to build up a picture of the qualities of each queen. Beekeepers are often […]

Section 7.1 – The Mating of Queens

[…]- Use of nucs, mini-nucs and mini+ nucs Whether you are using natural queen cells, emergency queen cells, grafted queen cells or cells produced from larval transfer kits (such as Jenter or Cupkit), the next step in the process is finding a home for the queen cell or virgin queen so that she can go on mating flights from about […]

NatBIP News No 7

[…]we can influence our local population and gradually get more consistent results. Without imported queens, and by producing offspring from our selected breeder queens (which will produce good drones, regardless of their matings) we can influence the local drone population. I have seen this achieve results in my area and we know others have done the same. Local mating stations […]

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[…]and of improving the quality of our honey bees. This Programme aims to provide a way forward to a stable and sustainable future for our beekeeping ...READ MORE BIBBA Opposes the Importation of Honey Bees and Queens for these 15 […]

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[…]and of improving the quality of our honey bees. This Programme aims to provide a way forward to a stable and sustainable future for our beekeeping ...READ MORE BIBBA Opposes the Importation of Honey Bees and Queens for these 15 reasons Education and Training eLearning Course Beekeeping is fun! And with our online courses, you can develop a love for […]

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[…]and of improving the quality of our honey bees. This Programme aims to provide a way forward to a stable and sustainable future for our beekeeping ...READ MORE BIBBA Opposes the Importation of Honey Bees and Queens for these 15 reasons Education and Training eLearning Course Beekeeping is fun! And with our online courses, you can develop a love for […]

Let’s Go Beekeeping!

[…]brood combs; Making up a two frame nuc; Roger’s inspection kit; cold or warm way?; Protecting a queen cell; Assembling national frames and boxes; and, most recently, the Toggle hive strap. For three days, except for a change of clothes, this is how we were dressed. The bees were a delight. Like all of Roger’s presentations, what you see is what […]