Recapping – The joint assessment on REC-behaviour

Dear colleagues, The COLOSS Survivors Task Force will start a joint assessment on recapping (REC) behaviour and its underlying mechanisms in the upcoming bee season. The study aims to shed light on the occurrence and frequency of recapping in Apis mellifera and Apis cerana populations, as well as on disease and environmental factors possibly associated…

COLOSS Members, Small Hive Beetle Task Force Needs Your Help!

The SHB Task Force is looking for regional coordinators from all hive beetle-affected countries to advertise and/or distribute our GLOBAL ECONOMIC SURVEY to local beekeepers. Our short online survey aims to generate a cost estimate of small hive beetle related damage, including expense incurred through preventative measures, for each participating country. The survey is currently…

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…

Bees Without Borders: live-streamed conference

This live-streamed conference, “Bees without Borders,” explores the topic of honey bee colonies living on their own, based on the research and experience in francophone countries. The conference will be in French with simultaneous translations into English and German. “Bees Without Borders” takes place on 21 November 2020 (9–16h CET) and is organized by FREETHEBEES in…