The COLOSS (http://www.coloss.org/) “BEEBOOK” is a unique venture that aims to standardise methods for studying the honey bee. It will be a practical manual compiling standard methods in all fields of research on the honey bee, Apis mellifera, and become the definitive, but evolving, research manual, composed of 33 peer-reviewed chapters authored by more than 160 of the world’s leading honey bee experts.
Chapters will describe methods for studying honey bee biology, methods for understanding honey bee pests and pathogens, and methods for breeding honey bees. The first group of papers belonging to both Volumes I and II are published today in a Special Issue of the Journal of Apicultural Research as Open Access.
The remainder will be published later in 2013.
COLOSS COST Action Chair Prof. Peter Neumann says: “The editors and author team hope that the BEEBOOK will serve as a reference tool for honey bee and other researchers globally. We hope that the honey bee research community will embrace this tool and work to improve it. The online platform is open for everyone to use and further contribute to the development of our research field”.
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