European experts swarm over
to save Maltese bees

At a conference, European experts came to talk about European local bees in Malta, in light of data collected with the SmartBees project. This project shows clearly that the maltese local bee, Apis mellifera ruttneri, is one of the most endangered european subspecies. Experts stressed the need of conservation projects in order to avoid losing this maltese subspecie’s unique genetic identity.
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