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…

“The Dark Side of the Hive” a very inspiring new...

The Dark Side of the Hive – The Evolution of the Imperfect Honey Bee Robin Moritz, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg Robin Crewe, University of Pretoria The first book of its kind to demonstrate the more maladaptative tendencies of a honey bee society Focuses on the perspective and role of the individual worker bee in the…

Invitation to take part to a research survey on Research...

Dear Colleague, The Department of Sociology, University of Crete, Greece within project DEFORM: Determine the financial and global impact of research misconduct (Horizon 2020, Project ID 710246, Coordinator: INSEEC, France) http://www.deform-h2020.eu/ is conducting a survey investigating issues of research misconduct and research integrity. Our aim is to reach a wide audience of researchers in various stages of their career…

Untimely loss of Job van Praagh

The bee community has experienced a great loss with the recent death of Dr. Job van Praagh. Honorary Professor at the University of Leibniz in Hanover, Job dedicated his life to research into the biology and eco-toxicology of bees. Straightforward, sincere and honest, the discussions with Job were always intelligent, warm and stimulating. We’ll miss…

Institutional Beekeeping like that of in NZ & ManukaLife

Now because of environmental pollution, degraded forest, land fragmentation, urbanization, use of chemical pesticides, unseen bee stress, overfeeding to bees, contaminated bee products,  dearth period malnutrition, massive adulteration, it has become impossible to keep bees for authentic, qualitative and medicinal honey without special apiary site development. Access to land resources, bee forage development, bee breed improvement,…

Untimely loss of Ingemar Fries

Our beloved colleague, mentor and dear friend Professor Ingemar Fries passed away quietly in his home surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. He will be remembered for his internationally renowned research on bee pathogens and for his outgoing and lovable personality. We will miss his good spirit, his singing, violin playing and humorous conversations.…