Filipe is the bee conservationist who found the rare honeybees in Blenheim’s 400-acre estate.
‘No one knew they existed’
Interviewed in an article in 2021, Filipe said
“These bees are quite unique in that they live in nests in very small cavities, as bees have for millions of years, and they have the ability to live with disease. They have had no treatment for the varroa mite – yet they’re not dying off.”
You can read the full article on the Guardian website here.