Good News For Native British Black Honeybees

British black bee

Photograph: Bibba

Native black honeybees, previously thought all but extinct in the UK, have been found throughout the country.

This is good news because the black honeybee could hold the key to reversing the dramatic decline in honeybee colonies in Britain.

It is more adapted to the UK climate than the southern European honeybee subspecies used by many UK beekeepers.

See more at http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/apr/18/black-honeybees-rediscovered-in-britain?CMP=twt_fd

3 thoughts on “Good News For Native British Black Honeybees

  1. I read this article in the paper this morning, thought of you immediately! This is such great news for Britain – I’ll be keeping my eyes open for bees in black fuzzy jackets.

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