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East Midlands 1998

Use of plastic foundation in the Apidea mini-nucs
Use of Syrup instead of candy in Mini-nucs
Use of cut comb containers for candy
Grafting using a magnifier and torch
Preparation of cell raising colonies
Use of a cell transporter
Use of an incubator for hatching queen cells

A Proposal for a National Honey Bee Improvement Programme

If, as an alternative to the importation of queens, we established a National Bee Improvement Programme which selected 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 improve our bees would provide a definite reason to refrain from the use of imported bees.

Bee Improvement Strategies – Kevin Thorn

A key question any individual or group should consider is what method should I/we follow to Improve our bees and to produce queens. There are a few key choices depending on your aims, capacity (time and equipment) and capabilities. I’m assuming the reader is looking for a bee that is native and/or locally adapted.

BIM 52 – Spring 2019

    • From the President – Jo Widdicombe
    • Queen rearing at Exeter – Catherine Mudge
    • One size fits all – Baruch Livneh
    • Battling the Bandits – Dorian Pritchard
    • Adventures in Beekeeping – Brian Ripley
    • BIBBA Conference 2018 – Roger Patterson
    • SICAMM Conference 2018 – Jo Widdicombe
    • Aimo Nurminen – Lassi Kauko