Full-time position for a beekeeper in a research...

A full-time position for a beekeeper or beekeeping advisor in a research project is available at the Bee Institute Kirchhain of the Landesbetrieb Landwirtschaft Hessen (www.llh.hessen.de). The project aims at exploring the effects of an innovative varroa management approach based on brood interruption in late summer on the vitality and productivity of colonies, in comparison…

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Open Access Journals: Special Issue “Honeybee Breeding”

Dear Colleagues, Traditionally, honeybee breeding has been focusing on traits of immediate benefit to apiculturists, such as maximizing honey yield or selecting for traits that allow handling colonies with greater ease, for instance, gentleness or low swarming tendency. In particular since the establishment of breeding value estimation, significant genetic progress has been achieved in this…

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Mode of application of acaricides against the ectoparasitic...

Ensuring adequate treatments for acaricide efficacy to combat mite infestation is a pre-requisite for healthy honeybees and a good yield of hive products. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the effect of the mode of application on efficiency of two acaricides; Vapcozin-20 (amitraz) and Mavrik 2F (fluvalinate) against Varroa mite infesting brood and adult honeybees. Methods: To do so,…

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Authoritative subspecies diagnosis tool for European honey bees...

With numerous endemic subspecies representing four of its five evolutionary lineages, Europe holds a large fraction of Apis mellifera genetic diversity. This diversity and the natural distribution range have been altered by anthropogenic factors. The conservation of this natural heritage relies on the availability of accurate tools for subspecies diagnosis. Based on pool-sequence data from…

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Open call for COLOSS Award for excellence 2021

The aim of this award is to support COLOSS members from developing countries or early-career scientists whose proposal fits well within our mission: to improve the well-being of bees. The award given will be up to 5000.- CHF and can be used to cover full or partial costs of academic activities. Open access publications Travel…

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LC–MS/MS Quantification Reveals Ample Gut Uptake and Metabolization...

Nanna Hjort Vidkjær, Inge S. Fomsgaard, and Per Kryger Abstract: The honey bee pollen/nectar diet is rich in bioactive phytochemicals and recent studies have demonstrated the potential of phytochemicals to influence honey bee disease resistance. To unravel the role of dietary phytochemicals in honey bee health it is essential to understand phytochemical uptake, bioavailability, and metabolism but presently…

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