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COLOSS SURVEY – IMPACT of COVID-19 on RESEARCH...

The impacts of COVID-19 on human society are far-reaching. To estimate for the first time its impact on the bee research and education community, the Executive Committee of COLOSS (prevention of honey bee COlony LOSSes) developed an internet-based survey that was disseminated through COLOSS members to relevant stakeholders. The preliminary results, published as a contribution…

COLOSS SURVEY – IMPACT of COVID-19 on RESEARCH...

URGENT COVID-19 CALL FOR ACTION COLOSS NETWORK COLOSS, the largest honey bee research association worldwide, is collecting data to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on research in Apidology and related activities. The survey is in English and will take approximately 15-20 minutes of your time. Outcomes will be delivered on May 20, 2020,…

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…

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...

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...

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…