Pandemic impacts pollinator research globally

Missing the thrill of chasing bees? You’re not alone. Researchers and citizen scientists all over the globe have been missing out on important research. A recent study in the Journal of Apicultural Research surveyed bee research organizations and found that the pandemic affected every organization they surveyed and affected every part their work (Dall’Olio et al 2020). Everything from conferences, teaching, research and extension outreach have been slowed or restricted by the pandemic.

OBA is grateful to have so many dedicated staff, extension professionals, and most of all, volunteers who have continued to help us through these challenging times. Thank you all for the work you do!


Dall’Olio, Raffaele, Tjeerd Blacquiere, Maria Bouga, Robert Brodschneider, Norman L. Carreck, Panuwan Chantawannakul, Vincent Dietemann, et al. “COLOSS Survey: Global Impact of COVID-19 on Bee Research.Journal of Apicultural Research, August 18, 2020, 1–4.

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