Lethal and sublethal synergistic effects of a new...

Abstract The honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) is an important pollinator and a model for pesticide effects on insect pollinators. The effects of agricultural pesticides on honeybee health have therefore raised concern. Bees can be exposed to multiple pesticides that may interact synergistically, amplifying their side effects. Attention has focused on neonicotinoid pesticides, but flupyradifurone (FPF)…

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New Video: Selection Methods for Honey Bee Breeding

Washington State University, Honey Bee Health program has just released a video to help beekeepers improve their stock and overcome some of the obstacles they may face in their breeding efforts.  The selection and breeding of honey bees is perhaps the best long term and sustainable solution to the current issues facing beekeepers. Honey bee breeding poses…

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Trainee opportunity in honeybee research at FiBL 2020,...

Topic Chemical-free treatment against Varroa destructor in honeybees: Field trial of a high-tech, self-learning and comb-integrated thermal treatment – effects on Varroa reproduction and honeybee colony growth dynamics, brood mortality and gene expression profiles Problem Treatments against Varroa destructor, the main parasite of the honeybee, Apis mellifera, generally include chemicals that may cause substantial side-effects…

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Modelling honeybees and vitality indicators (Postdoctoral Researcher)

https://recruitingapp-5128.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/1834/Description/2?customer=5128 The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ Leipzig, Department of Ecological Modelling invites – conditional upon funding by the BLE (Federal Office for Agriculture and Food) – applications for a scientist position (m/f/x) within the project VIBee (Vitality Indicators for honeybees). The aim of VIBee is to develop new indicators of the…

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Ontario Beekeepers’ Association (OBA) is seeking a new...

We are seeking a new Lead Specialist for OBA’s world-class Technology-Transfer Program, as part of a planned transition. Position Highlights: Education Graduate degree or Bachelor of Science, with coursework in apiculture, entomology, biology, and/or agriculture. Experience Three years or more of experience working with honey bees. Experience with project management, applied research in the field…

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Consequences of a short time exposure to a...

Dramatic losses of pollinating insects have become of global concern, as they threaten not only key ecosystem services but also human food production. Recent research provided evidence that interactions between ecological stressors are drivers of declining pollinator health and responsible for observed population collapses. We used the honeybee Apis mellifera and conducted a series of…

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