🏆Bee Improvement – Playing your part- BIBBA
The last webinar “The Basics of Bee Improvement” briefly gave the principles this webinar hopes to put into practice. We all have a part to play in improving our bees, because the quality of the bee population reflects the quality of the drones that are mating with queens. We can’t make improvement entirely on our own, we need to do it in conjunction with others, whether it be
individuals, bee improvement groups or BKAs.
Part of a series of webinars on Bee Improvement. These webinars are appropriate for all beekeepers. The emphasis will be on using bees that will thrive and survive in the locality they are kept in.
If you are looking for more webinars by BIBBA, you can find them here.
Jo WiddicombePresident of BIBBA
Born in Newtown Powys, Jo grew up in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire before moving back to Wales and then to Cornwall where he has lived for over 30 years. He worked in agriculture (organic vegetable production and dairy) before returning to studies. Graduated from Plymouth Polytechnic with B.Sc.(Hons) Environmental Science. Has been running his own business (shop selling greengrocery, wholefoods, flowers, plants etc.) with his wife since 1980.
Jo has been a beekeeper for over 25 years and currently runs about 50 hives. Member of BIBBA for over 20 years. Was Secretary of Cornwall BKA for 9 years and Chairman of Southwest Group of Bee Farmers Association for 2 years.
He believes that progress in bee improvement in Britain and Ireland is only likely to come from determined groups of beekeepers working together. Hence, wants to communicate with Groups, find out what they have been doing and their plans for the future.
Groups can learn from each others successes and failures.