WBKA Events

Apr
19
Mon
2021
Genetic Testing of Honey Bees for U.K. Beekeepers
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Central Association of Bee-Keepers

Genetic Testing of Honey Bees for U.K. Beekeepers

An Open Talk by the Central Association of Bee-Keepers

The talk is open both to members and non-members of the CABK and will be delivered by Mark Barnett, Matthew Richardson & David Wragg.

The Three Presenters

Dr Mark Barnett
Mathew Richardson
Dr David Wragg

Mark Barnett, Matthew Richardson & David Wragg, the co-founders of the Community Interest Company (CIC) named Beebytes Analytics, will talk about the research that led to this opportunity at the Roslin Institute (University of Edinburgh), the way the CIC was established and the R&D that should lead to a honey bee genotyping service for UK beekeepers.

Based at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Innovation Centre, the CIC will initially be providing genetic services testing for introgression of C-lineage in M-lineage honey bees (analysis of the amount of DNA from Carniolan and Italian honey bees present in dark honey bees).