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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A Special Issue on COLOSS!

Bee World, Volume 99, Issue 1 is a special issue on the honey bee research association COLOSS. This issue contains 11 articles written by key members of all COLOSS core projects and task forces. Thanks to some authors institutions and the support of COLOSS all articles are permanently freely available and can be found here.…

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Graduate student (MS or PhD) Honey bee integrated...

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin on Monday, March 7th, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Start date: Flexible, with Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Winter 2023 semesters all possible. Project description and responsibilities: The selected individual will participate in collaborative research alongside USDA ARS bee labs (e.g., Stoneville, MS; Beltsville,…

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