Native black honeybees, previously thought all but extinct in the UK, have been found throughout the country.
This is good news because the black honeybee could hold the key to reversing the dramatic decline in honeybee colonies in Britain.
It is more adapted to the UK climate than the southern European honeybee subspecies used by many UK beekeepers.
- Black honeybees rediscovered in Britain (bfreenews.com)
- Sting in the tale as native black bees prove fighting fit (scotsman.com)