Bees find sanctuary in church roof
Posted: 20 Jul 2012 @ 09:07
A TYPE of honeybee, thought to be extinct, has been found
alive and well in a small church in Northumberland.
It had been thought that the British black bee had been wiped
out by a strain of Spanish flu in 1919, but a small hive has been
found breeding in the roof of Holy Trinity, Whitfield, 800 feet up
in the Pennines. It is thought that they have been there for up to
The rare bees, Apis mellifera mellifer, were discovered
after some dead specimens ...
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