International Bee Research Association

International Bee Research Association

Charity information

International Bee Research Association

IBRA promotes the value of bees by providing information on bee science and beekeeping worldwide.

Founded 1949

  • Mission statement

    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 registered educational charity established in 1949 for the advancement of bee science and beekeeping. 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 produces a range of sources of information about bees for bee scientists, beekeepers and the general public:
     Journal of Apicultural Research - our award winning refereed scientific journal
     Bee World - our poplar journal that links beekeeping science and practice
     Books - covering all aspects of bee science, history, and beekeeping

  • Aims

    International Bee Research Association aims to:

    • To provide beekeepers with the latest information about bee science in a practical and understandable format. This knowledge will help beekeepers to maintain healthy hives.
    • To provide academics with a reputable journal to publish their bee research and improve understanding and knowledge amongst world experts. This research is vital to the survival of bee populations.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1949

    Registered Charity Number: 209222

    Board members: 20

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 07918670169

    Address: Hendal House, Hendal Hill, Groombridge, East Sussex, TN3 9NT

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