Welcome to the homepage of the International Society of Hymenopterists (ISH).

The aim of the society is to encourage scientific research and promote the diffusion of knowledge about sawflies, bees, ants, and other wasps. Membership is open to all persons with an interest in hymenopterans. If you are not yet a member, please consider joining the society. Memberships support our journals and our meetings, and as a member you will benefit from the large network of other Hymenoptera researchers, as well as the discounted page fees for the Journal of Hymenoptera Research.

Header image: Male Eastern Cicada Killer (Crabronidae: Sphecius speciosus). Image (C) Miles Zhang 2017

The Journal

ISH publishes the Journal of Hymenoptera Research, an entomological journal dedicated to the study of the bees, wasps, and ants. Information about accessing articles or publishing in the journal is available on the journal website.

Current Officers

President Barbara Sharanowski 

President-Elect Lars Krogmann 

Past President  Andrew Polaszek

Secretary Natalie Dale-Skey

Treasurer Craig Brabant

Webmaster Erinn Fagan-Jeffries

Regional Representatives Director José Fernández-Triana

Student Representative Shelby Kilpatrick 

Social Media Officer Miles Zhang

Newsletter Editor Carly Tribull

Archivist Rebecca Kittel

ISH Constitution and Code of Conduct

Download the Constitution here and the bylaws here.

The International Society of Hymenopterists has a Code of Conduct for meetings. Please download and read it here.