Canarian dark bee, the most studied,
the less known

The Canarian dark bee is one of the most studied subspecies of honeybees in Europe, but we don’t know yet exactly where it comes from. What researchers know is that it is the endemic bee of the Canarian Islands (Spain) and it is the best adapted to this natural habitat. But since the 80’s, it faces risks of hybridisation due to importation of foreign bees. (Spanish article)
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