Wing Morphometry Course

The Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association (BIBBA) are organising a wing morphometry weekend at Stoneleigh on 20/21 November 2010.

Morphometry is a useful tool for helping to identify the various sub-species of Apis mellifera and is particularly valuable in a breeding programme where it can indicate the racial purity of a sample of bees. This course will enable attendees to make two simple measurements of wing veins using a computer program and then plot the results on a graph.

This course is particularly suitable for those who wish to identify native and near native bees. Attendees will need to bring their own computers (which must have Microsoft Excel) ; detailed instructions will be given before the event. Cost – free to BIBBA members, £30 to non-members.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Book with Dinah Sweet

Course enquiries Roger Patterson

BIBBA ( aims to help those who are interested in our native and near native bees.