BeeCraft wins gold at Apimondia

Apimondia gold medal

Have you heard the great news from South Korea? BeeCraft remains the world’s number one beekeeping magazine!

Once again, BeeCraft magazine, the official journal of the British Beekeepers’ Association, won the gold medal in the “popular beekeeping journal” category at the world beekeeping congress, Apimondia. A spokesperson for the magazine said, “We are delighted to announce the success achieved by the BeeCraft team in securing this coveted award for the second congress in succession, and believe we are the only beekeeping magazine in this category to have been awarded gold on three separate occasions.”

Indeed, BeeCraft is not a newcomer to top honors. The magazine collected both gold and bronze in 2013, gold in 2007, silver in 2011, and bronze in 2003. In response, Andrew Gibb, CEO, said “It is a fantastic team effort. Congratulations to all.”

If you are not familiar with BeeCraft, you are missing out on what I consider the best beekeeping journal available. The articles contain a well-balanced mix of science, how-to, apiary management, bee health, and personal stories from beekeepers in many parts of the world. Always well-illustrated, the layout is clean and inviting, and the writers and editors are top-notch.

So treat yourself to a gold-medal experience by giving BeeCraft a try. You can view sample copies free of charge at Enjoy.

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  • Hi Rusty – you are probably too modest, but it has not gone unnoticed, at least not to this reader, that you regularly contribute to Bee Craft. So, congratulations to you!!! Great job!

  • Is it better than American Bee Journal? Are the articles written from a British opinion? Meaning plant life and weather. Or are there things an American beekeeper can use?

    • Wayne,

      As far as weather and plants, there is a bigger difference between say Texas and Michigan, or Maine and Florida than there is between England and most of temperate North America. Also, the British were keeping bees before Columbus discovered the New World, if you get my meaning. The articles are written by beekeepers in Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the U.S. and other places, and the honey bees are pretty much inured to the slight difference in dialect. Bees are bees the world around.

      You can follow the link to read sample issues on line.

  • We have trouble getting our bees to understand Scottish bees. The dialect is too different, I think and they abscond. I am, however, having great success this year with Irish Black Bees who seem to communicate well with our West Country mongrel bee.
    We’re very open minded here.

  • I picked up a subscription and the magazine is great. As someone who doesn’t have a long attention span, I found that the articles refreshingly short and to the point. They were informative but not too full of scientific terminology. I am looking forward to articles throughout the year. If you do decide to subscribe to the online version, be aware that signing up online doesn’t give you instant access. They are a small operation, so you will get an email from one of the staff members during working hours.

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