Diversity and Global Distribution of Viruses of the Western Honey Bee, Apis mellifera
In the past centuries, viruses have benefited from globalization to spread across the globe, infecting new host species and populations. A growing number of viruses have been documented in the western honey bee, Apis mellifera. Several of these contribute significantly to honey bee colony losses. This review synthetizes the knowledge of the diversity and distribution of...
Ontario Beekeepers’ Association (OBA) is seeking a new Technology-Transfer Program Lead, Canada
We are seeking a new Lead Specialist for OBA’s world-class Technology-Transfer Program, as part of a planned transition.Position Highlights:Education
Graduate degree or Bachelor of Science, with coursework in apiculture, entomology, biology, and/or agriculture.
Three years or more of experience working with honey bees.
Experience with project management, applied research in the field and experience in laboratory...
COLOSS BEEBOOK VOLUME III +++Part 2+++
COLOSS BEEBOOK VOLUME III PART 2 has just been published on tandfonline.com.
Institutional Beekeeping like that of in NZ & ManukaLife
Now because of environmental pollution, degraded forest, land fragmentation, urbanization, use of chemical pesticides, unseen bee stress, overfeeding to bees, contaminated bee products, dearth period malnutrition, massive adulteration, it has become impossible to keep bees for authentic, qualitative and medicinal honey without special apiary site development. Access to land resources, bee forage development, bee breed improvement,...
Untimely loss of Ingemar Fries
Our beloved colleague, mentor and dear friend Professor Ingemar Fries passed away quietly in his home surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. He will be remembered for his internationally renowned research on bee pathogens and for his outgoing and lovable personality. We will miss his good spirit, his singing, violin playing and humorous conversations....
2017 internship call in ANEL honeypark, GREECE
The Division of Apiculture (http://hellenic-beeresearch.gr) in Greece has started a scheme of collaborative Internships together with Anel Honey Park also in Greece, in several fields of Apiculture.
Anel Honey Park (http://honeypark.gr/?lang=en) is an innovate project in the field of api-tourism,api-therapy and api-education attraction dedicated to the honey bee and its products and a branch of Anel Co Beekeeping, Anel Honey. Anel Co is a worldwide known company, operating since 1968,...
2017 Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees Scholarship program
Foundation Offering Five Graduate Student Scholarships
Submission Deadline September 21, 2016
The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. (The Foundation) is offering five $2000 scholarships to apiculture graduate students in 2017. This is the Foundation’s eleventh year to award these scholarships.
The Foundation is a charitable research and education foundation affiliated with the American Beekeeping Federation...
Postdoctoral research position on honey bee chemical ecology
Varroa destructor is the most important ectoparasite of the honey bee Apis mellifera and represents a major threat to colony survival and beekeeping. Breeding for bees that are naturally able to fight the varroa mite represents a promising control strategy. This is the case of bees that can detect the presence of varroa and remove the parasitized brood...
Postdoc position in Animal Ecology “Honey bee and bumble bee ecology
We offer a Research Scientist (Postdoc) position at the Department for Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, Biocenter, University of Würzburg, Germany for three years with possible extension for further three years.
The position builds upon long-term research activities of the group on the ecology of honey bees and bumble bees in the context of land...
Editor, Bee World
Bee World is an international journal which provides the link between science and beekeeping. Established in 1919, Bee World publishes articles on all aspects of beekeeping and all species of bees worldwide. It is published quarterly by the Taylor & Francis Group on behalf of the International Bee Research Association.
As Editor of Bee World, you will be responsible...
Post-doctoral assistant: Biochemistry and microbiology, Ghent, Belgium
Career Opportunities: Post-doctoral assistant (5361)
Req ID 5361 - Posted 19/06/2017 - Assistant academic staff - 100% - Faculty of Sciences - WE10 - Biochemistry and microbiology
Apply until 07/04/2017 23:59 CET
Faculty of Sciences
Department WE10 - Biochemistry and microbiology
AAP temporary appointment - 100%
ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITY
Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education...
The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organization
The shift from solitary to social behavior is one of the major evolutionary transitions. Primitively eusocial bumblebees are uniquely placed to illuminate the evolution of highly eusocial insect societies. Bumblebees are also invaluable natural and agricultural pollinators, and there is widespread concern over recent population declines in some species. High-quality genomic data will inform key...
Disentangling multiple interactions in the hive ecosystem
The widespread losses of honeybee colonies recorded over the past number of years in the northern hemisphere represent a major concern for the beekeeping industry and, more importantly, may have a severe impact on ecological services and biodiversity. There is now a general consensus about the multifactorial origin of colony losses, but the mechanistic basis...
Relating climatic factors to foraging behavior of bees during blooming period of Guizotia abyssinica
The present study was conducted at Mekelle Agricultural Research Center with the objective of determining the foraging behavior of local honeybees in relation to climatic factors. This was done during the blooming time of Guzotia abyssinica (LF). The data were collected during five observations at time intervals of: 8:30-3:30 AM, 10:30-11:30AM, 12:30-13:30PM, 14:30-15:30 PM and...
Dynamic of the Presence of Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus in Honeybee Colonies with Collapse Disorder
The determinants of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a particular case of collapse of honey bee colonies, are still unresolved. Viruses including the Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV) were associated with CCD. We found an apiary with colonies showing typical CCD characteristics that bore high loads of IAPV, recovered some colonies from collapse and tested the...
Presence of Nosema ceranae associated with honeybee queen introductions
Microsporidiosis caused by Nosema species is one of the factors threatening the health of the honeybee (Apis mellifera), which is an essential element in agriculture mainly due to its pollination function. The dispersion of this pathogen may be influenced by many factors, including various aspects of beekeeping management such as introduction of queens with different...