Apicultural Abstracts


Originally a supplement to Bee World, between 1950 and 2005, Apicultural Abstracts (AA) aimed to give a complete survey of research and technical developments concerning all bees and bee-related subjects throughout the world. Books and articles were reviewed by specialists and abstracts of the most worthwhile publications were included. All abstracts had a full reference to enable you to locate the original, and the majority had a summary of the text, usually written by IBRA’s own staff. It was published quarterly, with a fifth issue containing the annual indexes. A large proprtion of the abstracts included have never been made available on electronic databases and are thus exclusive to IBRA.


·      All aspects of honey bees (Apis species)

·      Other species of Apoidea, especially their social behaviour, foraging and pollination activities

·      Developments in beekeeping equipment and techniques

·      Bee forage

·      Hive products and their processing

·      Pollination, especially the use of social and solitary bees for crop pollination

The information is still highly relevant and the abstracts for the period 2000 – 2004 are available as a free download here.   For themed collections of AA on CD, for example AA on CD Apitherapy, click here.

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Published by the International Bee Research Association, Hendal House, Hendal Hill, Groombridge, East Sussex, TN3 9NT, UK.