Position for a PhD candidate in a research project

A position for a PhD candidate in a research project is available at the Bee Institute Kirchhain of the Landesbetrieb Landwirtschaft Hessen (www.llh.hessen.de). The project aims at exploring the effects of an innovative varroa management approach based on brood interruption in late summer on the vitality and productivity of colonies, in comparison to the conventional…

Full-time position for a beekeeper in a research project

A full-time position for a beekeeper or beekeeping advisor in a research project is available at the Bee Institute Kirchhain of the Landesbetrieb Landwirtschaft Hessen (www.llh.hessen.de). The project aims at exploring the effects of an innovative varroa management approach based on brood interruption in late summer on the vitality and productivity of colonies, in comparison…

Authoritative subspecies diagnosis tool for European honey bees based on...

With numerous endemic subspecies representing four of its five evolutionary lineages, Europe holds a large fraction of Apis mellifera genetic diversity. This diversity and the natural distribution range have been altered by anthropogenic factors. The conservation of this natural heritage relies on the availability of accurate tools for subspecies diagnosis. Based on pool-sequence data from…

Open call for COLOSS Award for excellence 2021

The aim of this award is to support COLOSS members from developing countries or early-career scientists whose proposal fits well within our mission: to improve the well-being of bees. The award given will be up to 5000.- CHF and can be used to cover full or partial costs of academic activities. Open access publications Travel…

Post-doctoral researcher with microbiology and molecular biology skills, University of...

Dr. Marla Spivak (Bee Lab, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota) and Dr. Declan Schroeder (Virologist, Dept of Population Veterinary Medicine, UMN) are seeking a post-doctoral researcher with microbiology and molecular biology skills to assist with honey bee related research related to mechanisms of social immunity and virus transmission. This is a two-year position. We…

The novel insecticides flupyradifurone and sulfoxaflor do not act synergistically...

The decline of insect pollinators threatens global food security. A major potential cause of decline is considered to be the interaction between environmental stressors, particularly between exposure to pesticides and pathogens. To explore pesticide–pathogen interactions in an important pollinator insect, the honey bee, we used two new nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist insecticides (nACHRs), flupyradifurone (FPF)…