Effects of coumaphos and imidacloprid on honey bee...

Abstract. The main objective of this study was to test comparatively the effects of two common insecticides on honey bee Apis mellifera worker’s lifespan, food consumption, mortality, and expression of antioxidant genes. Newly emerged worker bees were exposed to organophosphate insecticide coumaphos, a neonicotinoid imidacloprid, and their mixtures. Toxicity tests were conducted along with bee…

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Hydroxymethylfurfural Affects Caged Honey Bees

Abstract. A high concentration of hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) (e.g., 15 mg HMF per kg honey) indicates quality deterioration for a wide range of foods. In honey bee colonies, HMF in stored honey can negatively a_ect bee health and survival. Therefore, in the laboratory, we experimentally determined the effects of HMF on the longevity and midgut integrity…

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Auburn University Honey Bee Technician

Job Summary: The Auburn University Bee Lab is seeking a highly motivated individual to provide professional research and extension assistance in the area of apiculture (honey bee biology, health, and management). This is a multi-year project; however, contract is for one year with the possibility of annual extensions depending on performance of the successful candidate…

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Lethal and sublethal synergistic effects of a new...

Abstract The honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) is an important pollinator and a model for pesticide effects on insect pollinators. The effects of agricultural pesticides on honeybee health have therefore raised concern. Bees can be exposed to multiple pesticides that may interact synergistically, amplifying their side effects. Attention has focused on neonicotinoid pesticides, but flupyradifurone (FPF)…

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New Video: Selection Methods for Honey Bee Breeding

Washington State University, Honey Bee Health program has just released a video to help beekeepers improve their stock and overcome some of the obstacles they may face in their breeding efforts.  The selection and breeding of honey bees is perhaps the best long term and sustainable solution to the current issues facing beekeepers. Honey bee breeding poses…

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