Scottish Native Honey Bee Society: 2018 Survey

The Scottish Native Honey Bee Society is currently carrying out a survey looking for native bee populations still extant in Scotland.This is valuable work, seeking to improve the quality of bees available in Scotland and the UK, and try to avoid some of the issues that can occur using imported bees, such as being unsuited to local conditions, hybridisation, and the risk of the importation of new pests and diseases to the UK from elsewhere.

We gave an interview to the Glasgow Herald newspaper for a piece they have written on the SNHBS and this survey - the article can be read online here: Conservationists put out feelers to save Scotland's bees. Glasgow Herald, 11 May 2018