What does IBRA do?

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

IBRA is internationally recognised as the world’s primary source and foremost provider of information on bees. Its database and information services, including journals, teaching aids and other publications, embrace all bee species whether managed by man for pollination or their products, or truly 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 has one of the largest databases of scientific information on bees and bee related interests in the world. It is funded by sales of publications, through the generosity of our members and supporters, and by donations or legacies.


IBRA_Bee Allotments best for #UrbanBees: "The first research to examine all types of land use in cities has identified polli… https://t.co/jOn84V83IF
IBRA_Bee Biggest #beekeeper in Arkansas quits state because of #pesticide #Dicamba; this does not kill/affect the bees direc… https://t.co/ZLWCT8vfKS
IBRA_Bee And finally: From all of us at #IBRA: New Year wishes (copied from our Thai member of the new Editorial Board of th… https://t.co/YNM2XHc4uL
IBRA_Bee End of the year recommendations by the editor: This article would deserve much more attention as there are few othe… https://t.co/ouwt8ghLU5
IBRA_Bee End of the year recommendations by the editor: Methodological article on the #SmallHiveBeetle, contains cool video… https://t.co/GoxULmvDtv
IBRA_Bee End of the year recommendations by the editor: Perfectly written review that compares human and #BeeVision, a must… https://t.co/nUA6cG4Ts5
IBRA_Bee End of the year recommendations by the editor: The most downloaded article in Bee World on natural resilience again… https://t.co/ysYnHq7kdZ
IBRA_Bee Learn more about #BeeKeeping and #HoneyBeeColonyLosses in South America, read the recent article of Latin-American… https://t.co/8nOSrvTUng
IBRA_Bee The first article on #HoneyBeeColonyLosses in Argentina, by Requier et al., was published earlier this year in… https://t.co/r2HG0LItS6
IBRA_Bee Something is going on in South America. More than 100 researchers are involved in the 1st Latin-American Society fo… https://t.co/FMAiWLutT2

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