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…

EurBee 9 Congress 2020 +++CANCELLED+++

Dear Colleagues, The EurBee 9 local and scientific organising committees met today and, because of the corona situation, took the decision to postpone EurBee9 till September 2022. We are sorry that we had to take this decision, but the likelihood of being able to stage the conference successfully in 2020 was low. We will write…

COLOSS Virus Task Force -REVIEWS-

Dear COLOSS members, The members of the COLOSS Virus Task Force (VTF) are proud to announce that two reviews about viruses of (honey) bees have been published and are freely available in open access journals: Diversity and Global Distribution of Viruses of the Western Honey Bee, Apis mellifera (3390/insects11040239). Bee Viruses: Routes of Infection in…

Boost for funding for honey bee health

The Executive Committee of COLOSS are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement with the Ricola Foundation, Science and Nature, for substantial additional funding for an initial three year period, with a clear perspective for sustainable support. This additional funding will be used in three main areas to improve the effectiveness of the…

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…