Benefits of Locally Adapted Bees – Wally Shaw

A topic close to the hearts of many in WBKA, Wally’s talk will explain what locally adapted bees are, how they have developed, and how they relate to our native bee (apis mellifera mellifera).

He will discuss self-sufficiency and the argument for adopting this policy, the advantages of doing so, and how we can breed and make the best use of locally adapted bees, including selection criteria and maintenance of genetic diversity.

The talk will also examine the evolutionary origins of our native bee strain, how long has it been around, and how it relates to the other sub-species of honey bee.

This is sure to be a fascinating talk filled with Wally’s observations based on his own experiences through beekeeping on Anglesey.
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14 Jan 2021


7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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