Fighting Extinction – Saving Malta’s Black Honeybee

Article by: Darryl Grech, Administrator of Breeds of Origin Conservancy Apis mellifera ruttneri is Malta’s black honeybee. The Maltese black honeybee has adapted superbly to the harsh climatic conditions of our islands and displays excellent characteristics, such as hardiness. However, the reputation of the A. m. ruttneri bees among some beekeepers is poor and partly … Continue reading Fighting Extinction – Saving Malta’s Black Honeybee