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 In the few Spring days that we have had in Britain so far this year, the bees have been bringing in pollen. But... https://t.co/Jr72AiRytz
IBRA_Bee The new issue 56(1) of the Journal of Apicultural Research has been published online today and will shortly be... https://t.co/vptTnPJnuv
IBRA_Bee As highlighted in our FaceBook post earlier in the week, varroa remains a major problem for beekeepers worldwide.... https://t.co/9F0dgRScrF
IBRA_Bee This is “the joker”. One of the stunning bee photographs by Sarah Robinson which are featured in her article... https://t.co/BGU4BH2QKx
IBRA_Bee As of today the IBRA FaceBook page now has 6,000 likes! Thank you very much for all of your support and comments.... https://t.co/SegoyvKrKy
IBRA_Bee All living things need nutrients including micronutrients such as salt, but in tropical environments these can be... https://t.co/YGmDKWAFjr
IBRA_Bee Honey is a wonderful ingredient in cookery. In “Honey recipes from a Welsh kitchen”, Jane Jones has produced an... https://t.co/iW3cNPnW1f
IBRA_Bee The parasitic varroa mite arrived in Estonia in 1978, and caused a reduction in the number of honey bee colonies... https://t.co/saRs8jFDUK
IBRA_Bee In recent years there has been a growing trend in large cities like London, UK to site beehives on the tops of... https://t.co/Um7cCd0FT9
IBRA_Bee Although there is much information about the incidence of honey bee viruses in the western honey bee Apis... https://t.co/aqlQx4kzqc

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