A View From Across The Pond: Bee Breeding, European Style
Keith S Delaplane
My first hint that they did things differently in Europe happened one day in the early 1990s when I walked into a meeting hall, somewhere in England, slide carousel in hand, an optimistic dark‐haired assistant professor fresh out of graduate school, a bit groggy with jet lag but otherwise excited at the prospect before me ‐ my first lecture gig for the BBKA. It was coffee break and the room was abuzz with what seemed to be more than the usual small‐talk. There was tension in the air like the aftershock of a big announcement or piece of bad news.