Graduate student (MS or PhD) Honey bee integrated...

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin on Monday, March 7th, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Start date: Flexible, with Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Winter 2023 semesters all possible. Project description and responsibilities: The selected individual will participate in collaborative research alongside USDA ARS bee labs (e.g., Stoneville, MS; Beltsville,…

COLOSS Varroa TF – Working Group 1 (Infestation...

Abstract: Assessment of colony infestation by Varroa destructor is a crucial part of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) applied to beekeeping. Natural mite fall, quantified by counting the mites on sticky sheets, is considered a reference method to estimate varroa infestation level in honey bee colonies. However, in recent years, alternative methods that can be…