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Shebbear Black Bee Conservation Project

We have recently converted a garden shed into our new 'bee lab' and 'Slovenian Bee House' and hope to start instrumental insemination of (Amm) queens in 2019
Later this season we are hoping to receive Queens from the high purity Cornish (Amm) DNA tested stocks, which have already proved high purity 90% values. As a satellite apiary we will play a part in helping to protect these valuable stocks into the future.
We are working closely with the B4 project based in Cornwall and BIBBA and support their aims.
A grant from Tesco has allowed the group to invest in modern Schley 1.02 Insemination equipment and a number of hives and equipment.
Our group will encourage other beekeepers in the local area to join us in protecting our native black bees.

West Devon Bee Improvement Group

The West Devon Bee Improvement Group (WDBIG) was founded in early 2018. These are early days for us and there isn't much to see physically. However, I am happy to share our overall strategy and current plans with anyone interested. 
We are grateful to Tesco's "Bag for Life" scheme which awarded us £2000. This is being used to purchase equipment for queen-rearing and associated activities.
Although we aren't exclusively focused on native black bees, they are nevertheless an integral element in our plans. There is a close relationship with the Mt Edgcombe Cornish Bee Group as two of our members are common to both.

Blackdown Hills Black Bee Conservation Project

We have recently converted an old caravan into our new "bee lab" and hope to start instrumental insemination of (Amm) queens in 2019

Later in 2018 we are hoping to receive Queens from the high purity Cornish (Amm) DNA tested stocks, which have already proved high purity 90% values. As a satellite apiary we will play a part in helping to protect these valuable stocks into the future.

We are working closely with the B4 project based in Cornwall and BIBBA and support their aims.

A grant from Tesco has allowed the group to invest in modern Schley 1.02 Insemination equipment and a number of hives and equipment.

Our group will encourage other beekeepers in the local area to join us in protecting our native black bees.

University of Plymouth

Beekeeping Group

Populations of bees are in decline in the UK and around the world. The Portland Villas Apiary on Plymouth University Campus provides the opportunity to help support the honey bee as a pollinator. Without insect pollination about one third of the crops we eat would need to be pollinated by other means, at great expense. Bees are the predominant and most economically important group of pollinators in most geographical regions.

The project to keep bees on campus is a great opportunity for Plymouth University. We applied to install a permanent resource. We anticipate developing a substantial and significant contribution to the university and wider community, as well as academic research outputs will be numerous over several years.

Treluswell Allotment

Treluswell Community Allotment Apiary is run by Bob Black. http://www.cornishbees.com/

Project B5, Somerset British Black Bee Conservation Group

Marley Farm Apiary, South Brent

Rosewarne Teaching Apiary