- Oct 28, 2019
- Reaction score
- Northern Ireland
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
- too many for one apiary
The article below is based on a lecture given by Philip Denwood to the SICAMM Conference in Landquart, Switzerland, on 1st September 2012 Articles by Dr. Dorian Pritchard,1 and by Norman Carreck2 of the Laboratory of Social Insects at Sussex, have presented the evidence, convincing in my...
"...the official body promoting nature conservation south of the border, Natural England, whose staff maintain that the honey bee was introduced by man some 1500 years ago, is therefore not “native” to Britain, and should therefore be excluded from nature reserves"
I've heard this mentioned in passing by a few beekeepers and I recall it being referenced in a Research Article I think, but I cannot find anything published or any actual source for this claim. It's my understanding from hearing and reading elsewhere about it, that a published (article, paper, essay, etc) source is being referred to, but I have not been able to locate it. Does anyone know what is being referred to here, and more importantly can anyone point me towards the publication that I think is being referenced?