COLOSS Members, Small Hive Beetle Task Force Needs...

The SHB Task Force is looking for regional coordinators from all hive beetle-affected countries to advertise and/or distribute our GLOBAL ECONOMIC SURVEY to local beekeepers. Our short online survey aims to generate a cost estimate of small hive beetle related damage, including expense incurred through preventative measures, for each participating country. The survey is currently…

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Position for a PhD candidate in a research...

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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Full-time position for a beekeeper in a research...

A full-time position for a beekeeper or beekeeping advisor 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…

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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...

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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