PhD position “Conservation physiology in wild bees” –...

Most of studies on wild bee decline have focused on species richness and distribution patterns through large (national to continental) scales. However, those patterns (species range contractions and diversity erosion) depict the outcome of extinction processes. Conservation biologists urgently need to identify alternative ecological parameters and measurements that are liable to reveal population trends before…

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Pollinator Health Postdoctoral position @ USDA-ARS, California USA

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at the USDA-ARS Invasive Species and Pollinator Health Research Unit located in Davis, California. The research team is seeking a broadly trained biologist that has experience with bees and plant-insect interactions. Ideal candidates will possess a thorough knowledge of chemical ecology, insect behavioral ecology and insect physiology. Additional…

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The effect of diet types on some quality...

Slobodan Dolasevic, Jevrosima Stevanovic, Nevenka Aleksic, Uros Glavinic, Nebojsa Deletic, Mica Mladenovic & Zoran Stanimirovic The influence of various diets on the quality of Apis mellifera queens was assessed. Colonies intended for queen cell production were assigned to four groups fed on (1) sugar-only, (2) mix of sugar, honey and fresh pollen, (3) sugar and pollen substitute…

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The Effect of Diet on the Composition and...

Honey proteins are essential bee nutrients and antimicrobials that protect honey from microbial spoilage. The majority of the honey proteome includes bee-secreted peptides and proteins, produced in specialised glands; however, bees need to forage actively for nitrogen sources and other basic elements of protein synthesis. Nectar and pollen of dierent origins can vary significantly in…

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The rise and fall of major royal jelly...

The genome of the western honeybee (Apis mellifera) harbors nine transcribed major royal jelly protein genes (mrjp1‐9) which originate from a single‐copy precursor via gene duplication. The first MRJP was identified in royal jelly, a secretion of the bees’ hypopharyngeal glands that is used by young worker bees, called nurses, to feed developing larvae. Thus,…

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The Eva Crane Trust welcomes a new Trustee

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release – 27 September 2019 Eva Crane, who founded the Trust in 2002, travelled to over sixty countries in her pursuit of knowledge relating to the development of the science of beekeeping worldwide. Her many publications, especially the magnificent World History of Beekeeping and Bee Hunting (1999), reflect this international outlook.…

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A computer vision system to monitor the infestation...

Kim Bjerge, Carsten Eie Frigaard, Peter Høgh Mikkelsen, Thomas Holm Nielsen, Michael Misbih, Per Kryger Highlights: Computer vision system to monitor the infestation level of varroa mites in abeehive. A nondestructive method as alternative to traditional methods. The vision system is based on deep learning to determine the number of infested bees. Measures an infestation level…

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Post Doc Research Assistant @ University of Giessen,...

At the Institute of Virology (AG Prof. Dr. Benjamin Lamp, Ph.D.), Department of Veterinary Medicine, a full-time position is offered for a Post Doc Research Assistant. AG Lamp In the working group, the mechanisms of viral replication and pathogenesis of positive strand RNA viruses are investigated using molecular biological and protein biochemical methods. The viruses…

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