Resources for Bee Breeding in Scotland
|Talks (all as PDFs)
|Resources mentioned on the day
|This introduction to the day (1Mb) also introduces you to some of the bees you might encounter in Scotland.
|Here is Ruttner's classic table of the main features of the four main bee races likely to be encountered in Scotland.
Jim McCulloch prepared these helpful notes on installing and running the DrawWing program (in PDF form, 4.2 Mb).
This is the location for the links to programs cited in Jim's file.
|Here we present an introduction to bee genetics (770kb)
|Ruttner’s multivariate plot of the relationships between bee races from morphological data.
|As Carniolans are the most likely bee which can be confused with the native honeybee, and this bee is being spread far and wide via trade, we offer this note on Carniolans.
|Prospects for Varroa resistance (1.2Mb) mentioning some of the traits which may be worth selecting.
|Figure on the molecular similarity between bee races from the 2006 Nature paper on the honeybee genome.
|We are also pleased to offer a set of hints and tips on working morphometry into your bee breeding activities.
|Jim gave an excellent talk on activities on the Rosneath Peninsula.. The speech bubble in the top left gives you the speaker's notes. (2.9Mb)
|Terry Clare has also kindly offered us his Bee Improvement Magazine article on running local BIBBA groups.
|Margie's talk on Wester Ross and Sutherland bees (4.5Mb) was particularly well received, even though she couldn't make it!
|Donna also produced a map (1.3 Mb JPG file) to show the locations of the Stoakleys' survey apiaries, and graphs (3.4 Mb JPG) indicating the primarily Amm nature of the bees.
|Here is an expanded version of John's talk on the survey performed by the Stoakleys. (2.1Mb) Again, see the speech bubble for notes.
|Donna Clark offered an introduction to GIS - Geographical Information Systems - with interesting data on Varroa distribution from her survey, but was unable to travel due to the weather. (600 kb)