The Ouessant island European Blackbee sanctuary (42 images)

Modified 13 Nov 2023
View: 100 | All
In Ouessant Island , the Acanb association manage 150 hives as a specie sanctuary to preserve the last pure Apis mellifera mellifera, the native European honeybee.
The European dark bee (Apis mellifera mellifera) is a subspecies of the western honey bee, evolving in central Asia, with a proposed origin of the Tien Shan Mountains and later migrating into eastern and then northern Europe after the last ice age from 9,000BC onwards. Its original range included the southern Urals in Russia...
more »
View: 100 | All