Breaking COLOSS News!

In early 2022, Bram Cornelissen will take over new responsibilities outside of COLOSS. Anna Papach, Marc Schaefer and Peter Neumann will now Chair our Task Force Small Hive Beetle together. Please get in touch with them if you are interested in joining our efforts to mitigate this pest. Stay tuned for more activities from this…

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Joining Forces across Continents: The 1st SOLATINA–COLOSS Conference

Introduction The first SOLATINA-COLOSS meeting took place virtually on September 22, 2021. The event was set up with the aim of promoting collaboration between the two societies. SoLatInA (SOciedad LATinoamericana de INvestigación en Abejas; www.solatina.org) is the Latin American Society for Bee Research based in Montevideo, Uruguay, founded in 2017 with the objectives of contributing…

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Invitation selection survey for participation in the B-GOOD...

We are looking for beekeepers across Europe who want to contribute to the B-GOOD project by collecting all sorts of data (from three) of their honeybee colonies, using the BEEP base automatic monitoring system and BEEP app. The BEEP base is an automatic measurement system that you place under the hive. The built-in scale and the temperature sensor and microphone turn on every 15…

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Natural plant toxins in honey: An ignored threat...

Consumers often believe that “natural food” is harmless, however naturally occurring toxins in food represent a health risk to humans. Honey as a natural, nutritious sweetener, is one of the most commonly consumed foods throughout the world. However, food safety concerns for honey arise when honeybees collect nectar from poisonous plants such as Rhododendron sp., Coriaria arborea, and Tripterygium wilfordii Hook…

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Cosmetic Applications of Bee Venom

Bee venom (BV) is a typical toxin secreted by stingers of honeybee workers. BV and BV therapy have long been attractive to different cultures, with extensive studies during recent decades. Nowadays, BV is applied to combat several skin diseases, such as atopic dermatitis, acne vulgaris, alopecia, vitiligo, and psoriasis. BV is used extensively in topical…

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SNF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships – transitional measure for...

Grants for young researchers who want to have an expert scientific training and to develop their academic career in Switzerland. On behalf of the federal government following Switzerland’s non-association to Horizon Europe, the SNSF has introduced a transitional measure for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) individual postdoctoral fellowship – the SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships (SPF) This funding scheme will offer applicants with…

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