Institut Technique et Scientifique de l’Apiculture et de la Pollinisation (technical and scientific institute for apiculture and pollination)

Areas of expertise

Bee health


Protecting bee populations from pests

  •  Analysing winter losses and identification of associated risk factors
  • Developing diagnostic tools and testing treatments against bee pests and diseases

Contact: Julien VALLON

Bee environments

Reducing the impact of chemical stress on bees

  •  Creating an observatory for pesticide residues in bee environments
  • Experimentation to evaluate the impact of pesticides and of agricultural and beekeeping practices 

Contact: Cyril VIDAU

Pollination and resources

Boosting bee food resources

  •  Adapting technical procedures to meet the expectations of beekeepers and farmers

Optimising the services provided by bees to agriculture

  •  Encouraging dialogue between different agricultural sectors (plant production and beekeeping)
  • Studying the needs and availability of insect pollinators for crops

Contact: Fabrice ALLIER

Improving bee populations

Improving the genetic potential of bee swarms

  •  Developing breeding programmes adapted to the structure of the French breeding system
  • Providing technical support to breeding projects

Contact: Benjamin BASSO

Advisory services

Familiarisation with the technical-economic systems which influence the income and yields of apiaries
Building a network of reference apiaries in order to evaluate systems and detect innovation


  • Establishing a network of reference apiaries

Helping the sector to preserve the quality of hive products and adding value to products

  •  Providing regulatory and technical monitoring for the sector
  • Conducting a study on the quality of hive products

Contact: Cécile FERRUS