EARLIER in the present year an appeal was made to beekeepers and beekeeping associations to support financially the continuation of the research on brood diseases of bees at Rothamsted Experimental Station. This work had been carried on for three years by Dr. Tarr with funds half of which were provided by the Government and half by the British Beekeepers Associations. The results of the first three years' work were so promising that it was unanimously decided by the Bee Research Advisory Committee at Rothamsted to continue for a further period of three years if possible. The estimated cost is £550 per annum, of which the Agricultural Research Council has promised £300, if £250 per annum can be raised from other sources. As the result of the appeal a sum of £226 has been received for the current year, which leaves a balance of only £34 to be made up. For the two following years, there is only at present a guaranteed fund of £103 per annum.