Insects journal’s Special Issue "Healthy and Sustainable Beekeeping" is now open for submissions
B-GOOD organises a new Special Issue focusing on solutions to enhance sustainable beekeeping and improve bee management.
The "Healthy and Sustainable Beekeeping" Special Issue in the open-access journal by MDPI Insects aims to bring together research articles and reviews of various disciplines related to the beekeeping of Apis spp. (including Apis mellifera and any of the Asian honey bees). The editing and publication of the collection will be implemented within the scope of the European Horizon 2020 project B-GOOD, aiming at improving honey bee health and beekeeping sustainability in Europe and beyond.
The Insects journal invites research articles, review articles, and short communications, which can be submitted online until 31 December 2023. All submissions that pass pre-check will undergo peer-review, and accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and listed on the special issue website. Manuscripts should not have been previously published or under consideration elsewhere.
The Special Issue will be focused on solutions to enhance sustainable beekeeping and improve bee management. Topics of particular interest include health monitoring, socio-economics, mitigation of stressors, and improvement of pest control and precision beekeeping. However, candidate authors may also submit articles related to other topics.
"The recent unsustainable colony loss rates and deterioration of honey bee health observed globally call for adequate mitigation measures. Evidence-based solutions are key to solving these issues. Thus, research plays a central role in providing fundamental and practical knowledge to design strategies needed to combat poor colony health."
- Message from the guest editors Prof. Dr. Dirk C. De Graaf, Dr. Alexis L. Beaurepaire, and Dr. James D. Ellis
Special issue editors:
- Prof. Dr. Dirk C. De Graaf from the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Ghent University, Belgium (guest editor);
- Dr. Alexis L. Beaurepaire from the Institute of Bee Health, University of Bern, Switzerland, and Bee Research Center, Agroscope, Switzerland (guest editor);
- Dr. James D. Ellis from Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, USA (guest editor).
Find more about the "Healthy and Sustainable Beekeeping" Special Issue and the submission process here.