PhD position in honeybee ecology

Background: Honeybees are fascinating social insects, provide pollination services for major crops and many wild plant species, and beekeeping allows the harvest of honey and other valuable products. Land use intensification, climate change, limited availability of floral food resources, and new pests and parasites have change environmental conditions for honeybees and are linked to periodically…

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Postdoc position at the Swedish University of Agricultural...

A two-year full-time position is available for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher for research on honeybee tolerance and resistance to virus infections. The position will be with the bee research group at the Department of Ecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden. Duties: The researcher will comprehensively characterize the molecular adaptations…

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Bees Without Borders: live-streamed conference

This live-streamed conference, “Bees without Borders,” explores the topic of honey bee colonies living on their own, based on the research and experience in francophone countries. The conference will be in French with simultaneous translations into English and German. “Bees Without Borders” takes place on 21 November 2020 (9–16h CET) and is organized by FREETHEBEES in…

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The novel insecticides flupyradifurone and sulfoxaflor do not...

The decline of insect pollinators threatens global food security. A major potential cause of decline is considered to be the interaction between environmental stressors, particularly between exposure to pesticides and pathogens. To explore pesticide–pathogen interactions in an important pollinator insect, the honey bee, we used two new nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist insecticides (nACHRs), flupyradifurone (FPF)…

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Honey bee colony winter loss rates for 35...

Abstract This article presents managed honey bee colony loss rates over winter 2018/19 resulting from using the standardised COLOSS questionnaire in 35 countries (31 in Europe). In total, 28,629 beekeepers supplying valid loss data wintered 738,233 colonies, and reported 29,912 (4.1%, 95% confidence interval (CI) 4.0–4.1%) colonies with unsolvable queen problems, 79,146 (10.7%, 95% CI…

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New paper: Dietary quercetin impacts the concentration of...

Highlights: Honey bees orally exposed to imidacloprid exhibit reduced metabolism of quercetin. Dietary quercetin reduces the con- centration of imidacloprid absorbed in honey bees. Dietary quercetin does not affect the concentration of tebuconazole or tau-fluvalinate in contact-exposed honey bees. Free download for until 20th September 2020 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045653520320439?dgcid=coauthor

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