Richard currently works at the Institute for Bee Protection (@JKI) and does research with honey bees in terrestrial ecotoxicology.
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Temporal increase of Varroa mites in trap frames...

Abstract Varroa mites are highly attracted to drone brood of honey bees (Apis mellifera), as it increases their chance of successful reproduction. Therefore, drone brood removal with trap frames is common practice among beekeepers in Europe and part of sustainable varroa control. However, it is considered labour-intensive, and there are doubts about the effectiveness of…

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…

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…