About us

The Open Source Bees initiative by Apimondia aims to maintain honey bees as a common good in the hands of the beekeeping community world wide.

Our aim is to maintain the genetic diversity in the hands of the beekeepers.


beeXMLorg launched

Governmental institutions, academic research projects as well as breeding programs of beekeeping associations inevitable gather data about bees and beekeepers. Unfortunately these databases become data islands and the information is of limited value for the beekeeping community as a whole. beeXML is intended to be the answer to this problem. The project is not about… Read more beeXMLorg launched