Animal and Plant Health Agency

Assessing the genetic diversity of distinct honey bee populations

Assessing the genetic diversity of distinct honey bee populations

This project aims to establish the genetic diversity of the British Black Bee (Apis mellifera mellifera) both in the UK and Cornwall as a whole. Working in collaboration with the B4 project it will use a combination of both wing morphometric analyses and genetic markers to provide a statistical framework to distinguish between Apis mellifera mellifera and non-native honey bee races.