Apidologie is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the biology of insects belonging to the superfamily Apoidea.

Its range of coverage includes behavior, ecology, pollination, genetics, physiology, systematics, toxicology and pathology. Also accepted are papers on the rearing, exploitation and practical use of Apoidea and their products, as far as they make a clear contribution to the understanding of bee biology.

Preference will be given to studies that are hypothesis driven. Papers which are only of descriptive kind and of local interest are not accepted.

Apidologie is an official publication of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) and Deutscher Imkerbund E.V. (D.I.B.)

For more precise information, please see the Submission Guidelines and Journal Updates.

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  • Marianne Peiffer
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Impact factor: 2.250 (2018)
Five year impact factor: 2.390 (2018)
Submission to first decision: 76 days
Acceptance to publication: 33 days
Downloads: 162,087 (2018)


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    Apidologie is the official journal of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) and of the Deutscher Imkerbund e.V. (DIB)

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    Green Open Access

    The final Publisher Version of articles published in Apidologie will be made freely available under a .pdf format in an open archive after a period of embargo of 12 months. The whole archive of Apidologie is now available in the repository for scientific publication HAL.

    HAL (before 1970)

    Highlighted Special Issue 2016

    A new perspective on honey bee health

    Issue Editors: Marina D. Meixner, Yves le Conte

    For the past two decades, as major colony losses were repeatedly reported worldwide, honey bee health has been an issue of growing concern for beekeepers, scientists, and the general public.

    We are proud of our collaboration with the authors to compile this issue and gratefully thank all authors for their contributions. We hope the articles in this special issue will prove useful for the scientific and beekeeping community and will contribute to improving honey bee colony health worldwide.

    Read the special issue

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