County Limerick Beekeepers' Association

Bee-related Scientific Research

Bees and biofuel crop yields

The following two links relate to a project carried out by researchers from Trinity College. The research concludes that a monetry value worth almost €4 million annually to the Irish econonomy via increased yields of oilseed rape alone, can be placed upon the pollination services of insect pollinators; honeybees, hoverflies and bumble bees being the most significant contributors to this value.

link1 (         link2 (TCD site) .

Links to Research-oriented bee sites:

COLOSS (honey bee research assocition)

IBRA (International Bee Research Association)