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As part of its activity and objectives, BDI funds research into the causes of bee diseases. By pooling a proportion of member subscriptions, BDI is funding greater understanding of the diseases it insures against. This in turn promotes good practice which aims to ultimately reduce the incidence of disease and maintain a healthy honey bee population in England & Wales.

Call for more research projects


The Directors of BDI invites PhD studentship proposals for funding.


Proposals, which should specifically be in the field of bee diseases or bee health should be addressed to the Secretary of BDI. Priority will be given to those projects that seek to increase the level of understanding American and European Foul brood, although other disease related projects will also be considered.


Researchers are invited to contact to Anne Pike informally if they wish before submitting an application.