About The Trust
The Trust was formed by Dr Eva Crane. Its aim is to advance the understanding of bees and beekeeping. Click below to read more about the Trust.Read More
Eva Crane's Papers
Without doubt Eva Crane became one of the greatest writers on bees and beekeeping in the 20th century. Access her documents which cover decades of her life.Read More
Eva Crane Trust have a bank of over 40,000 abstracts which can be searched online. This service is free to use once you have logged into the website.Read More
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Get Your Project off the Ground
Are you finding it difficult to obtain funding for your project or struggling to gain financial support for bee research? Perhaps the Eva Crane Trust can help. This grant giving trust welcomes the opportunity to support individuals and organisations in this specialised field.
The development of my honey bee project with African bees began in 2005 with the wish to alleviate poverty and encourage more beekeeping. The project is based on continuity and follows my wish to counter the threatening hazards of landless and migrants into towns.
- Tanzania Honey Bee Project - Dr. Wolfgang Edrich
Thanks to the support of the Eva Crane Trust, 30 participants, (hunter-gatherers and female community members) have been trained and equipped to collect new data on the distribution of Apis dorsata in Philippines.
- Assessing the decline of wild honey production in Philippines, Denise Margaret Matias
This project is based on ceramic beekeeping equipment from the Sphakia Survey, in west Crete, Greece. It also addresses the economic implications of honey and wax production in Graeco-Roman Crete and the broader context of beekeeping in the rest of Crete.
- Beekeeping in Graeco-Roman Crete, Jane Francis
This film depicts various activities related to traditional beekeeping and honey hunting as practiced amongst the Gbaya people in the Ngaoundéré area of central Cameroon. This was made possible thanks to a grant from the Eva Crane Trust.
- Gbaya, Beekeeping and Honey Hunting, Martin Gruber & Dorothea Bruckner
COLOSS is focussed on improving the well-being of bees at a global level. As the Eva Crane Trust recognizes, it is still difficult to raise funds for scientific networking from reputable sources that lack a conflict of interest. This is why your contribution is so important to us.
- 2015 COLOSS Conference, Slovenia, Dr. Geoff Williams
Focussing upon the history of beekeeping in Scandinavia, this publication is due to be published in English and Swedish in 2016. It has been a unique opportunity to research the craft in this region as far back as the Middle Ages.
- Beekeeping in Scandinavia - Dr Erik Husberg
A fascinating new book covering the history & culture of beekeeping on the beautiful Greek island of Andros. The author says ‘I hope my work will help historical apiculture to be used as a tool and inspiration for development. I am grateful to the Trust for their support’.
- BEEKEEPING ON THE ISLAND OF ANDROS
Research has shown that many pathogens affect honeybee health; however there is still much that we do not know on how these pathogens are spread from, one hive to another or one apiary to another one honeybee to another. This research is developing a more powerful, accurate and non-invasive method for diagnosing pathogen dispersal within honeybee colonies.
- The effects of pathogens on brain and behaviour in bees.
The Beekeeping Training Project grew out of a need to find ways of providing self-sustaining employment for the Bedouin of South Sinai. We would like to thank the Eve Crane Trust, on behalf of the Bedouin trainees and all garden owners benefiting from the pollination, for the generous donation.
- Latest Report from the Makhad Beekeeping Training Project in South Sinai, Egypt.