The IBRA Team

Prof. Robert Pickard (UK)

Robert is the Chair of Council and oversees the strategy and performance of IBRA. He manages the Editors and Editorial Boards for Journal of Apicultural Research and Bee World



Hans Kjaersgaard (UK & Denmark)

Hans is our Company Secretary and ensures that we operate in accordance with UK law and charity requirements.



Prof. William Kirk (UK)

William ensures the day to day running of IBRA conforms to the strategic objectives and those determined by the Trustees.



Jacquie Hart

Jacqueline Hart (UK)

Jacqueline is the Treasurer.



Dr Martin Kunz (UK & Germany)

Martin manages social media for IBRA.



 Stuart Roberts (UK)

Stuart manages IBRA book publishing and the IBRA bookshop. 




Operational Management Team

Robert Pickard (Chair), William Kirk, Jacqueline Hart, Martin Kunz and Stuart Roberts form the operational management team and meet regularly to develop the business and ensure the safe operation of IBRA.


The members of the IBRA Council are the trustees of the organisation. They are responsible for policy. Information about them is given here.

Bee World Editorial Board

Bee World is edited by Robert Brodschneider (Austria). The editorial board members are: Karina Antúnez (Uruguay), Maria Bouga (Greece), Stephen Devanesan (India), James D. Ellis (USA), Wanja Kinuthia (Kenya), Robert Pickard (UK), Dr Cooper Schouten (Australia) and Maja Smodiš Škerl (Slovenia).

Journal of Apicultural Research Editorial Board

Journal of Apicultural Research is edited by Dr Maria Bouga (Greece) and Dr Melanie Parejo (Switzerland & Spain). The editoral board members are: Dr Adriana M Alippi (Argentina), Dr Vanessa Corby-Harris (USA), Dr Bjørn Dahle (Norway), Dr Anna Gajda (Poland). Prof. Irfan Kandemir Turkey), Dr Juliana Rangel (USA), Dr Victoria Soroker (Israel), Dr Jevrosima Stevanovic (Serbia), Dr Robert Brodschneider (Austria) and Prof. Robert Pickard (UK).

Quince Honey Farm

Quince Honey Farm in Devon, UK, runs the bookshop for IBRA. They receive the orders, manage stock, invoice customers and supply books etc. to order.

Computer Freedom Collective

Computer Freedom Collective, through the CEO Jithin Tankachan, supports the IBRA website to ensure the service is stable and available 24 hours a day.