July 2022

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Lethal, sublethal, and combined effects of pesticides on...

Abstract Multiple stressors threaten bee health, a major one being pesticides. Bees are simultaneously exposed to multiple pesticides that can cause both lethal and sublethal effects. Risk assessment and most research on bee health, however, focus on lethal individual effects. Here, we performed a systematic literature review and meta-analysis that summarizes and re-interprets the available…

Bee Pollen: Clinical Trials and Patent Applications

Bee pollen is a natural cocktail of floral nectar, flower pollen, enzymes, and salivary secretions produced by honeybees. Bee pollen is one of the bee products most enriched in proteins, polysaccharides, polyphenols, lipids, minerals, and vitamins. It has a significant health and medicinal impact and provides protection against many diseases, including diabetes, cancer, infectious, and…

Postdoctoral Associate – Mississippi State University, USA

Position Function: The Delta Research and Extension Center, Mississippi State University is seeking a postdoctoral associate to head research projects addressing honey bee viruses and the immune responses of honey bee queens and to support currently funded projects. Position is for two years with possibility of annual extension depending on performance and availability of funds.…

Temporal increase of Varroa mites in trap frames...

Abstract Varroa mites are highly attracted to drone brood of honey bees (Apis mellifera), as it increases their chance of successful reproduction. Therefore, drone brood removal with trap frames is common practice among beekeepers in Europe and part of sustainable varroa control. However, it is considered labour-intensive, and there are doubts about the effectiveness of…