Education Officer Honey Bee Coordinator in Australia

Organisation/Entity: Primary Industries Job Category: Animal Care Education And/Or Training Environmental Job Location: Central & North Coasts – Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Newcastle, Hunter & Region Job Reference Number: 494727 Work Type: Full-Time Total Remuneration Package: Professional Officer Grade 1/4 Closing Date: 18/07/2021 – 11:55 PM Excellent opportunity to develop, coordinate and grow the…

Different pollination approaches to compare the seed set...

In red clover seed production, low seed yield is limiting the commercial exploitation of tetraploid red clover. To explore if pollination is the limiting factor for the seed yield in tetraploid red clover, we investigated pollinator behaviour and plant reproductive success in diploid (2x) cultivar ‘Rajah’ and tetraploid (4x) cultivar ‘Amos’ using honey bee and…

Long-term field-realistic exposure to a next-generation pesticide, flupyradifurone,...

Abstract: Simone Tos, James C. Nieh, Annely Brandt, Monica Colli, Julie Fourrier, Herve Giffard, Javier Hernández-López, Valeria Malagnini, Geoffrey R. Williams, Noa Simon-Delso The assessment of pesticide risks to insect pollinators have typically focused on short-term, lethal impacts. The environmental ramifications of many of the world’s most commonly employed pesticides, such as those exhibiting systemic…

Trends in Ecology & Evolution – Volume 36,...

Many different pollinators often visit the same flower, as seen in this image where a buff-tailed bumble bee (Bombus terrestris), a red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius) and a small sweat bee (Lasioglossum sp.) are sharing a plume thistle Cirsium rivulare flower.  On pages 623-636, Willem Proesmans and colleagues discuss how sharing of flowers in this way is a potential…

Postdoctoral Fellowship and MSC opportunities in Canada

Graduate Student / Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Apiculture Research The Apiculture and Pollination lab at the University of Lethbridge (Lethbridge, Canada) is seeking applicants interested in honey bee research to join our team in January or May 2022. Funding is available for an MSc and a postdoctoral position in the Department of Biological Sciences. The…

Webinar Series “Horizons in bee research” by SOLATINA

On behalf of the Directive Committee of SOLATINA, we would like to invite COLOSS members to participate in the webinar series entitled “Horizons in bee research”. The conferences will be given by invited scientists, experts on different topics and will talk about the latest and most important results in their areas of research on managed and wild…

The threat of veterinary medicinal products and biocides...

Abstract The One Health approach acknowledges that human health is firmly linked to animal and environmental health. It involves using animals such as bees and other pollinators as sentinels for environmental contamination or biological indicators. Beekeepers noticed intoxications of apiaries located in the vicinity of sheep and cattle farms, which led to the suspicion of…

The neonicotinoid thiamethoxam impairs male fertility in solitary...

Abstract The ongoing loss of global biodiversity is endangering ecosystem functioning and human food security. While environmental pollutants are well known to reduce fertility, the potential effects of common neonicotinoid insecticides on insect fertility remain poorly understood. Here, we show that field-realistic neonicotinoid exposure can drastically impact male insect fertility. In the laboratory, male and…