A significant pure population of the dark European honey bee remains in Ireland

Great to see the research carried out at LIT and NUIG published in the Journal of Apicultural Research.

NIHBS members contributed by sending in samples for DNA testing.
Ireland has one of the most pure Amm populations in Europe. Many of us have always believed that we had something unique in Ireland and it is great to have that belief confirmed by peer reviewed research.

The paper is open access and can be read here.


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