What does IBRA do?

The International Bee Research Association (IBRA) promotes the value of bees by providing information on bee science and beekeeping worldwide.

Listen to interviews with IBRA editors and trustees explaining what IBRA does in Episode 12 of “Two Bees in a Podcast“.

IBRA is internationally recognised as a provider of information on bee science and beekeeping. Its information services, which include journals, books and other publications, embrace all bee species whether managed or wild.

It is a unique organisation established in 1949 for the advancement of bee science and beekeeping (IBRA History). It is a UK Registered Charity No. 209222 and is a Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England and Wales No. 463819. It is managed by a Council of trustees who come from many countries and is run by a small team. 

IBRA is funded by income from its hournals, sales of publications, the generosity of members and supporters, and by donations and legacies. 

IBRA produces a range of sources of information about bees for bee scientists, beekeepers and the general public:

If you are interested in publishing a bee-related book, then please do not hesitate to contact us. 
We supply information to beekeepers, scientists, researchers, extension workers, schools and organisations around the world.

We attend and support conferences and bee conventions around the world. This provides an opportunity to distribute information and to meet our members.

If you would like to become a member please click Join IBRA