Tenth Anniversary Tribute to Dr Crane

Tenth Anniversary Tribute to Dr Crane

Tenth Anniversary of Our Founder’s Death


Dr Eva Crane died peacefully on Thursday 6th September 2007. In the decade since her passing the Trust, which she established in 2002, has steadily developed and continues to try and perpetuate her work and her interests. In the past five years alone, it has given grants totalling over £250,000 to support, facilitate and in some cases implement, approximately thirty five projects in twenty countries around the world.

The website is increasingly being used and serves as a portal to a wealth of information and connections on bee-related matters. It gives, free-of-charge, access to some 40,000 abstracts taken from scientific papers and published material collected from all over the world over a period of a quarter of a century. A wonderful starting point for research on any bee-related matter.

The website also has examples of her own written work including her speeches, articles for various international publications and scripts for chapters in books.  The gallery will have over 6,000 photographs taken as she made her beelines all over the world. The galleries are searchable by keywords and country so again they make an excellent starting point for a project.

The Trust is evolving and many of the case-study pages originate from the scientists and project coordinators who have directly benefited the Trust’s support. Long may this continue, thereby perpetuating the memory of a lady who, by her assiduous collection and dissemination of bee information, helped the science of apidology develop long before Google and now, through her Foundation, will continue to do so in this electronic age of the Internet.

Richard Jones


September 2017.