Border Bees Diary

Diary of a Beekeeper in the Scottish Borders

Biology of the Black Bee of Northern Europe

Posted by borderglider on March 9, 2009

Hubert Guerriat is a biologist and beekeeper who lives in South Hainault, Belgium.  For thirty years he has been working to conserve and improve the native black bee of Belgium, Apis Mellifera mellifera, and he has an interesting website – mostly in French at

You can read his article at the link below.



One Response to “Biology of the Black Bee of Northern Europe”

  1. rogermortonphotographer said

    This black bee is what I think I am seeing here and mistaking for small wasps. They appear to be feeding off fallen plums which are fermenting. Could this be so?

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