The Eva Crane Trust welcomes a new Trustee

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release – 27 September 2019 Eva Crane, who founded the Trust in 2002, travelled to over sixty countries in her pursuit of knowledge relating to the development of the science of beekeeping worldwide. Her many publications, especially the magnificent World History of Beekeeping and Bee Hunting (1999), reflect this international outlook.…

SAMS Survey – how to use SAMS beehive data

With respect to your Pollinator Initiative we would like to ask you and all involved experts of you initiative for help by participating in our online survey.. The purpose of this survey is to learn how scientists of different disciplines would use SAMS data, in order to accomplish a user centered interface- and interaction-design approach…

Loss rates of honey bee colonies during winter 2017/18

Abstract This short article presents loss rates of honey bee colonies over winter 2017/18 from 36 countries, including 33 in Europe, from data collected using the standardized COLOSS questionnaire. The 25,363 beekeepers supplying data passing consistency checks in total wintered 544,879 colonies, and reported 26,379 (4.8%, 95% CI 4.7–5.0%) colonies with unsolvable queen problems, 54,525…

Beehealth Guru Smartphone Application

A new smartphone application is being developed by Jerry Bromenshenk and crew at Bee Alert Technology, Missoula, MT.  A Kickstarter funding project has been mounted for the month of May 2019 in an effort to internationalize the effort. Every beekeeper should participate in this for a better outcome for their bees: https://beekeep.info/articles/if-bees-could-talk-kickstarter-program/ Malcolm T. Sanford…

Untimely loss of Philip McCabe

The president of Apimondia, Philip McCabe passed away this Saturday morning after a serious illness. He devoted much of his life to the wellbeing of honey bees and he cared for the interest of beekeepers, not only in Ireland but also worldwide. Until the end he was enormously active and acted as a role model…

Updates on CSI Varroa

Dear COLOSS members, On behalf of the CSI Varroa Group leaders (Janja, Nikola and myself)  I am posting the final information about our initiative. Most of you probably remember the discussions we had on this subject and this final version is the results of these discussions. With this we are seeking  colleagues to act as…