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We are making insects better

At Beta Bugs we know the insect industry has huge potential, both environmentally and economically. Insects, such as the Black Soldier Fly, are excellent sources of protein for feed as well as a broad range of other resources from bio-materials to fuel.

However, having only recently been domesticated, insects, unlike other agricultural species, are far from optimised for industry. There are huge improvements to be made in efficiency, quality of produce and ease of farming. At Beta Bugs we are changing this through the application of state of the art breeding programmes and tried and tested bio-techniques.

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Insects specialized for Industry

Strains tailored to industry to bring the utmost benefit

Our aim is to stimulate the growth of a new and environmentally beneficial industry and we are doing this by bringing real benefits directly to farms.


Working with us means working with a genetics company that is developing breeds with traits selected for industrial productivity. 



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Insects designed for our industry

Through combining biotechnology and quantitative genetics with our understanding of the market, we develop black soldier fly bred for improved productivity. With a first focus on quantity traits for larvae and flies, we provide our sector with improvements in the traits that impact the bottom line.

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Brood-stock delivery

We distribute our breeds in the form of eggs, grown and dispatched from The Multiplier. These are supplied as regular shipments to your facility. 

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Continuous improvements

It doesn't end here. Our breeding programme never stops making better insects. By working with us as a genetics supplier, you are able to access genetics that keeps improving your operation’s bottom line over time.

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How it works

How you can get a better strain

Using a combination of biotechniques and a state of the art genetic breeding programme we are creating breeds of Black Soldier Fly optimized for industrial needs. Working with us means being able to access these breeds on a regular basis, without having to do the hard work and R&D that breeding companies undertake.

If you're interested please get in touch and let us see how we can progress together!



Who We Are Working With


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Co-funded by the COSME programme
of the European Union


Interested in improved insect strains for your company? Fancy a chat or want to collaborate? We'd love to hear from you!

Roslin Innovation Centre, Easter Bush Campus, Edinburgh, EH25 9RG, Scotland, United Kingdom

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