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Journal of Apicultural Science

The Journal of Research Institute of Horticulture and Apicultural Research Association
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access type Open Access
First Published
19 Jun 2012
Journal Subjects
Life Sciences, other, Zoology
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The Journal of Apicultural Science is a scientific, English-language journal that publishes both original research articles and review papers covering all aspects of the life of bees (superfamily Apoidea) and broadly defined apiculture. The main subject areas include:

  • bee biology
  • bee genetics
  • bee breeding
  • pathology and toxicology
  • pollination and bee botany
  • bee products
  • management, technologies, and economy
  • solitary bees and bumblebees

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The Journal of Apicultural Science has been published by the National Institute of Horticultural Research and Apicultural Research Association twice a year in paper and online versions since 2001. The Journal is a continuation of the former scientific periodical "Pszczelnicze Zeszyty Naukowe," issued from 1957 to 2000. Archive issues of Pszczelnicze Zeszyty Naukowe and issues of the Journal of Apicultural Science published since 2001 to 2011 are available at the original Journal's website ( The paper version is available at (subscriptions). After acceptance, articles are given DOI numbers, assigned to successive volumes and issues, and published online by Sciendo (, which has used the open access model since 2012.


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Zbigniew Kołtowski

Vice Editor-in-Chief
Andrzej Oleksa

Section Editors
Bee Biology:
Adam Tofilski, Grzegorz Borsuk
Bee Genetics: Andrzej Oleksa, Beata Horecka
Bee Breeding: Małgorzata Bieńkowska, Krzysztof Olszewski
Pathology and Toxicology: Paweł Chorbiński, Maria Michalczyk
Pollination and Bee Botany: Zbigniew Kołtowski, Marzena Masierowska
Bee Products: Sławomir Bakier, Małgorzata Jolanta Dżugan, Izabela Jasicka-Misiak
Management, Technologies, and Economy: Jerzy Wilde, Krystyna Czekońska
Solitary Bees and Bumblebees: Tadeusz Pawlikowski, Waldemar Celary, Karol Giejdasz

Advisory Board
Kaspar Bienefeld (Germany)
Sarah Alexandra Corbet (England)
Cecilia Costa (Italy)
Maria da Graça Campos (Portugal)
Dan Eisikowitch (Israel)
Halit Vasfi Gençer (Turkey)
Krzysztof Grzywnowicz (Poland)
Ernesto Guzman (Canada)
Fani Hatjina (Greece)
Per Kryger (Denmark)
Algirdas Skirkevičus (Lithuania)
Andreas Thrasyvoulou (Greece)
Werner von der Ohe (Germany)
Michał Woyciechowski (Poland)
Jerzy Woyke (Poland)
Krystyna Żółtowska (Poland)

Statistical Editor: Robert Maciorowski

Language Editor: Jeffrey Taylor

Technical Editors: Beata Panasiuk, Sławomir Machaj

The National Institute of Horticultural Research,
Apiculture Division,
Kazimierska 2A Str.
24-100 Puławy, POLAND.
Phone: 48 81 886 42 08
Fax: 48 81 886 42 09

Beata Panasiuk,

De Gruyter Poland
Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

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Manuscripts should be submitted via the Manuscript Editorial System at by the corresponding author, who acts for all authors. To submit your manuscript, you need to register with the Editorial System of the Journal of Apicultural Science with your data including your email and selected password. Your account will be used for future reference. Please follow the instructions displayed on the screen after accessing the website.

Open Access License

This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons BY 4.0 license. Authors who publish with this journal retain all copyrights and agree to the terms of the above-mentioned CC BY 4.0 license.

Open Access Statement

The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.

Journal Details
access type Open Access
First Published
19 Jun 2012
Journal Subjects
Life Sciences, other, Zoology
Journal Metrics
Impact Factor
Five Year Impact Factor
Cite Score

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