International Bee Research Association

Informing bee researchers, beekeepers and policy makers of the latest understanding about bees and beekeeping

International Bee Research Association

Informing bee researchers, beekeepers and policy makers of the latest understanding about bees and beekeeping

International Bee Research Association

Informing bee researchers, beekeepers and policy makers of the latest understanding about bees and beekeeping

International Bee Research Association

Informing bee researchers, beekeepers and policy makers of the latest understanding about bees and beekeeping


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International Bee Research Association - IBRA
International Bee Research Association - IBRA
Merry Christmas everyone!

Here is our editor, Dr Robert Brodschneider's final suggested reading pick from 2021.

Victoria Viert, Jakob Wegener & Kaspar Bienefeld (2021) Europe’s First Gene Bank for Honey Bees, Bee World, 98:4, 110-114

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International Bee Research Association - IBRA
International Bee Research Association - IBRA
EDITOR'S CHOICE: BEE WORLD YEAR IN REVIEW 2021: Part 3

Sophie Kratschmer, Herbert Zettel, Esther Ockermüller, Dominique Zimmermann, Sabine Schoder, Johann Neumayer, Fritz Gusenleitner, Katharina Zenz, Karl Mazzucco, Andreas W. Ebmer & Michael Kuhlmann (2021) Threat Ahead? An Experts’ Opinion on the Need for Red Lists of Bees to Mitigate Accelerating Extinction Risks – The Case of Austria, Bee World, 98:3, 74-77

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Did you know... the 2021 reprint of 'The Pollen Grain Drawings of Dorothy Hodges' is now available to buy at our IBRA bookshop? 📖 #beebooks

BUY HERE: https://t.co/sTRd68xbu0 https://t.co/rGPyqJ4mUa
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A book for the bee AND plant enthusiasts...📖🌼

2021 reprint of 'Trees and Shrubs Valuable to Bees' - by M. F. Mountain. BUY HERE: https://t.co/ZjxArdFxGS

Jointly published by @IBRA_Bee & @nthnbeebooks from the original Bee Research Assoc. 1965 pamphlet. Preface by Eva Crane. https://t.co/sDxevyHKnv
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