11. July 2022

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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 used for drone brood removal during the honey bee season

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…