Colonsay and Oronsay to become
honeybee havens

In 2013, Colonsay and Oronsay islands in Scotland became havens for native honeybees, the Apis mellifera mellifera. The Scottish black bee is now legally protected on those islands thanks to the campaigning of beekeepers and associations. This conservation action is justified by the fact that native honeybees are more adapted to their natural habitat.
Read more