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Formal Project Reports and Book Chapters


Science In Defra

At the end of every Defra funded research project, the NBU team involved completes a Science In Defra (SID5) final report. Each SID5 contains full details about the background of the project, how the work was carried out, the results obtained, the statistical analyses, and the conclusions drawn. The report is then submitted to Defra for review, pending publication by Defra.

To search the Defra website for project reports please use this link, or see the Bee Reseach Projects pages.


European Food Saftey Authority

  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) (2016), Workshop " The health status of a managed honeybee colony" pdf
  • Scientific report submitted to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Bee Mortality and Bee Surveillance in Europe 2009 (pdf)


Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments

  • Mortalités, effondrements et affaiblissements des colonies d’abeilles 2009 (Weakening, collapse and mortality of bee colonies) (pdf)

Opera Research Centre

Bee health in Europe - Facts and Figures. Report covers information on the factors influencing the health of both managed honeybees and populations of native wild bees, including solitary bees and bumble bees.

Book Chapter in Honey bee colony health: Challenges and Sustainable solutions

Chapter 20 (pgs 237-244). Calculating and Reporting Managed honey bee colony losses.

Checked 27/03/2020