This page provides information on current beekeeping research which the SBA is involved in, or is supporting.
There is further information below and from the Quick Link above
The current status if this research is detailed on a separate page. More information...
Staff at the University of Stratchlyde work closely with the SBA to carry out regular surveys of aspects of members' beekeeping. The results of these surveys are published online on the Univerity web site. (This is an external link that will take you out of the SBA web site.) More information...
This project started in 2010 with the aim of conserving and propagating colonies of native dark bees detected in the far North of Scotland. These bees were originally identified by Bernard Morbus from the Rowett Research Institute from stocks at Maud in Aberdeenshire. Colonies were later sold to beekeepers in the remote North Highlands in the 1980s where they have been maintained in relative isolation and been determined as of good Apis mellifera mellifera morphometry. The SBA is indebted to the beekeepers who maintain these pure stocks for their support and help in this project.
You can read more about the project by downlaoding the PDF file, using the quick link at the top of the page.
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