47th APIMONDIA International Apicultural Congress

APIMONDIA federation is inviting all scientists and beekeepers to join 47th APIMONDIA International Apicultural Congress, which is going to be held in Turkey- Istanbul between 24 and  28 August 2022, after cancelling the original organization in Ufa. This time the organizer is the APIMODNIA Federation itself. These past two years have been challenging, first with…

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How can we measure the accuracy of daily...

Automated bee counters have evolved and become more versatile over the last hundred years. To date, however, there is no method for standardized validation of counting accuracy and thus no reliable data on daily bee losses or background mortality in bee colonies. Such data, however, are urgently needed by regulators to establish future guidelines for…

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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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