Postdoctoral postition – Climate effects on bees and crop pollination

Working places: Unité Mixte de Recherche 247 EGCE – Evolution, Génomes, Comportement et Ecologie – Gif-sur-Yvette – France (www.egce.cnrs-gif.fr), and fieldwork in several French study sites. Job description: We open a 3-year postdoc position related to an accepted international PRIMA project. The postdoc will study the resilience of pollinators (Apis and non-Apis bees) to climate…

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Position for a PhD candidate in a research project

A position for a PhD candidate in a research project is available at the Bee Institute Kirchhain of the Landesbetrieb Landwirtschaft Hessen (www.llh.hessen.de). The project aims at exploring the effects of an innovative varroa management approach based on brood interruption in late summer on the vitality and productivity of colonies, in comparison to the conventional…

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Open Access Journals: Special Issue “Honeybee Breeding”

Dear Colleagues, Traditionally, honeybee breeding has been focusing on traits of immediate benefit to apiculturists, such as maximizing honey yield or selecting for traits that allow handling colonies with greater ease, for instance, gentleness or low swarming tendency. In particular since the establishment of breeding value estimation, significant genetic progress has been achieved in this…

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Mode of application of acaricides against the ectoparasitic mite (Varroa...

Ensuring adequate treatments for acaricide efficacy to combat mite infestation is a pre-requisite for healthy honeybees and a good yield of hive products. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the effect of the mode of application on efficiency of two acaricides; Vapcozin-20 (amitraz) and Mavrik 2F (fluvalinate) against Varroa mite infesting brood and adult honeybees. Methods: To do so,…

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Authoritative subspecies diagnosis tool for European honey bees based on...

With numerous endemic subspecies representing four of its five evolutionary lineages, Europe holds a large fraction of Apis mellifera genetic diversity. This diversity and the natural distribution range have been altered by anthropogenic factors. The conservation of this natural heritage relies on the availability of accurate tools for subspecies diagnosis. Based on pool-sequence data from…

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