Journal of Apicultural Research

Written by

Journal of Apicultural ResearchEditorial team: Maria Bouga (Greece) and Melanie Parejo (Switzerland)

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

Dr. 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.

The Journal of Apicultural Research is a refereed scientific journal dedicated to bringing 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 was founded in 1962A history of the journal can be found here

The ISI Impact Factor (2014) is 1.895 and the ISI 5-year Impact Factor is 1.942. E-ISSN: 2078-6913

Special issues


Journal of Apicultural Research

Journal of Apicultural Research

Honey bee genotypes and the environment (2014)

The COLOSS BEEBOOK Part1 (2013)




Honey bee colony losses (2010)

The small hive beetle 

Spanish Summaries : IBRA tiene el placer de anunciar que los resúmenes de los artículos publicados en elJournal of Apicultural Research aparecerán a partir de ahora en Español y en Inglés, con la intención de hacer llegar a más gente todo lo mejor de la ciencia apícola actual.


 Apimondia GOLD Medal Winner 2007 and 2013

2007 Gold Award Front 2007 Gold Award Front 2013 Gold Award Front 2013 Gold Award Back
2007 Medal 2013 Medal

E-ISSN 2078-6913

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