Bee Improvement in Britain and Ireland

  • Bee Improvement in Britain and Ireland

    Enid Brown, Milton House, Main Street, Scotlandwell, Kinross-shire, Scotland, KY13 9JA

    BIBBA is trying to record the locations of native and near native honey bees in the UK and Republic of Ireland. This is Project Discovery which is a survey of the location of honey bees that are close in racial characteristics to the native bee Apis mellifera mellifera. It is difficult to tell if your dark bees are the ones we are looking for as the colour can vary from brown to black, but physically the indigenous bees are generally large in body size with long abdominal overhairs. Their main noticeable behavioural characteristics are that they are thrifty, non-prolific and fly at low temperatures and in high winds. (Other characteristics come from selective breeding).

    Phone: 01592 840 582



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