Bee World



Editor: Dr Robert Brodschneider (Austria)

Bee World is IBRA’s popular journal, available free to IBRA members. Bee World contains original articles and regular features. It welcomes submissions on all aspects of beekeeping and all species of bees worldwide. Bee World was founded in 1919 by the Apis Club and publication was taken over by the Bee Research Association in 1952.

IBRA members can access all articles in the journal by first logging in at the IBRA home page and then following the link from the Member Page. Access is via the IBRA Member Page and not by logging in at the Taylor & Francis journal page.

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For a history of Bee World see the two articles below:


Richard Jones, Karl Showler & Robert Brodschneider (2019) Bee World – The First Hundred Years, Bee World, 96:2, 34-39.

Karl Showler (2010) Bee World — A Phoenix Arises The evolution of a beekeeping journal, Bee World, 87:1, 2-4.

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Browse through the articles of the latest issue of Bee World following this link

Bee World Editors

The current editorial board members of Bee World are: Karina Antúnez (Uruguay), Maria Bouga (Greece), Stephen Devanesan (India), James D. Ellis (USA), Flora N. Namu (Kenya), Robert Pickard (UK), Cooper Schouten (Australia), Maja Smodiš Škerl (Slovenia). See further details here.



ISSN 0005-772X ©International Bee Research Association, 2020. All rights reserved. No part of Bee World may be reproduced in any form or by any means electronically, mechanically, by photocopying or otherwise, without the prior permission of the copyright holder. Published by Taylor & Francis on behalf of the International Bee Research Association, 1 Agincourt Street, Monmouth, NP25 3DZ, UK.