Journal of Apicultural Research

.The Journal of Apicultural Research is a refereed scientific journal dedicated to publishing the best research on bees. The Journal of Apicultural Research publishes original research articles, original theoretical papers, notes, comments and authoritative reviews on scientific aspects of the biology, ecology, natural history, conservation and culture of all types of bee (superfamily Apoidea).

The Journal of Apicultural Research has a 2020 Impact Factor of 2.584 and is ranked 22nd out of 102 (top quartile) in the Entomology category (© InCites Journal Citation Reports®, Clarivate Analytics, 2021). A summary of the history of the journal can be found here.

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The Journal of Apicultural Research publishes yearly special issues on timely topics in apiculture. The last three are:

2020 COLOSS BEEBOOK – Volume III, Part 2: Standard methods for Apis mellifera product research

2019: COLOSS BEEBOOK – Volume III, Part 1: Standard methods for Apis mellifera product research

2018: Special issue: Honey

See below for links to previous special issues.

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Editors: Maria Bouga (Greece) and Melanie Parejo (Switzerland and Spain)

Editorial Board

Dr Maria Bouga (Senior Editor of Journal of Apicultural Research)

Maria Bouga received her PhD in Biology, specialized in Genetics on honey bees. Her research and teaching activities cover aspects of Molecular Taxonomy, Genetics and Apiculture focused on genetics of honey bee, honey dew insects and Varroa destructor.  She is involving also on the conservation of native bee populations. She is collaborating with the Laboratory of Agricultural Zoology & Entomology of Agricultural University of Athens in Greece where she is responsible for the Molecular Unit. She is member of the Executive Committee of the COLOSS honey bee research association (Prevention of honey bee Colony LOSSes) ( that is currently comprised of 1145 members from 95 countries and she coordinates the Apimondia (International Federation of Beekeepers Associations) WG7 “Queen rearing and impact on the genetic variability (and health) of productive bee colonies”

Dr Melanie Parejo

Melanie Parejo is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain, in collaboration with the Swiss Bee Research Center. She completed her PhD on honey bee conservation genomics at the Institute of Bee Health, University of Bern, and the Swiss Bee Research Center, Agroscope, Switzerland. Before that, she studied Environmental Sciences at the ETH Zurich. Now she continues to work in the field of honey bee genetics with her current research project focusing on the study of past genetic diversity. Through her active membership in COLOSS (Association for the prevention of honey bee COlony LOSSes) and RNSBB (Research Network for Sustainable Bee Breeding), as well as her participation in international research projects, she is always up-to-date on the latest developments in honey bee breeding and genetics. Melanie is also involved in honey bee genetic testing for conservation management and breeding in Switzerland.