bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Danish black bee under threat

The Læsø Black Bee is under threat because the Danish Department of Food and Agriculture is to allow other races of bees onto the Island of Læsø (location).

According to a news release from David Ashton, a freelance journalist, the Læsø Black Bee absorbs the sun's rays better in northern climes and is “a lot older genetic version of the other honey bee varieties”.

Despite various genetic preservation orders, the Black Bee is now threatened because a Danish beekeeper wants to import other bees to the island and has the support of the Government in pursuit of a free market economy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, please, please do not do this. the Black bee is a unique species and should be conserved....please take note.


8:31 pm  

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