13th June 2019

By plant DNA barcoding the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology are able to provide detailed analysis of the floral resources used by bees during honey production. It is anticipated that these data over extended time frames could provide a better understanding of the factors that impact honeybee populations.

Here is the presentation first given at the BBKA 2019 convention, showing the first results generated from the NHMS; focussing on species richness both regionally and nationally. Further, how these compare to land use data collected by colleagues across CEH.

Finally, there is an introduction to other work being undertaken at CEH; and centred around pollinators and bee health.

https://www.slideshare.net/CEHScienceNews/national-honey-monitoring-scheme

Put together by Dr Anna Oliver, CEH.