PhD student in Ecology “characterizing molecular and behavioural...

The position is based at the Department of Ecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), in Uppsala, Sweden with the honey bee health research group. https://www.slu.se/en/departments/ecology/research2/vetenskapliga-amnen/agricultural-entomology/honey-bee-health/ Project Description The goal of this project is to produce a comprehensive overview of the ecological immunity of honeybees by combining phenotypic and genomic measurements. The successful…

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Semi-natural habitats promote winter survival of wild-living honeybees...

Abstract The diversity of endemic honeybee subspecies and ecotypes is at risk in Europe because modern apiculture promotes only a small number of honeybee strains. A crucial step for the conservation of honeybee diversity is the assessment of the status of remaining wild populations and their limiting factors. Here we present a two-year census of native, wild-living honeybees inhabiting power poles…

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Research Chair in Pollinator Health – Tenure Track...

WCVM Research Chair in Pollinator Health The Department of Veterinary Pathology, Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), University of Saskatchewan, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in anatomic pathology with a strong research focus on pollinator health. The successful candidate will be a researcher with demonstrated exceptional research achievements…

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Biologically active extracts from different medicinal plants tested...

Abstract Honey bees (Apis mellifera) perform pollination service for many agricultural crops and contribute to the global economy in agriculture and bee products. However, honey bee health is an ongoing concern, as illustrated by persistent local population decline, caused by some severe bee diseases (e.g., nosemosis, AFB, EFB, chalkbrood). Three natural recipes are in development…

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Honey botanical origin and honey-specific protein pattern: Characterization...

Abstract Honey adulteration generates low quality products on the market. The study aimed to find a simple, specific and less time-consuming method than standard melissopalynology only, for monitoring honey botanical and geographical origin. In this study 42 honey samples from different sources were examined for their botanical origin by using melissopalynology and their specific protein…

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The Diversity Decline in Wild and Managed Honey...

Many parts of the globe experience severe losses and fragmentation of habitats, affecting the self-sustainability of pollinator populations. A number of bee species coexist as wild and managed populations. Using honey bees as an example, we argue that several management practices in beekeeping threaten genetic diversity in both wild and managed populations, and drive population…

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