Journal of Apicultural Science

The Journal of Apicultural Science is a scientific, English-language journal that publishes both original research articles (including short communication papers) and review papers covering all aspects of the life of bees (superfamily Apoidea) and broadly defined apiculture:

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

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 are available at website and issues of the Journal of Apicultural Science published since 2001 to 2011 are available at the original Journal’s website ( Issues published after 2011, are available on the publisher’s website at

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.

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. 

Manuscripts should be submitted via the Manuscript Editorial System at by the corresponding author, who acts for all authors.

Editorial Board
Guidelines for Authors
Abstracting & Indexing

ISSN 1643-4439
eISSN 2299-4831
Publication timeframe: 2 times per year
Languages: English
Journal Subjects: Life Sciences, Zoology
Journal Metrics:
Impact Factor 1.526
Five Year Impact Factor 1.633
Cite Score 1.5
SJR 0.264
SNIP 0.777
JCI 0.42

Zbigniew Kołtowski,
 PhD, Associate Professor
National Institute of Horticultural Research, Skierniewice, Apiculture Division in Puławy, Poland
Editorial Office/Published by:
National Institute of Horticultural Research and Apicultural Research Association e-mail:


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