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Foundation Offering 5 Graduate Student Scholarships
The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees is again offering scholarships of $2,000 each to five graduate students in apiculture. This is the Foundation’s eighth year to award such scholarships. The Foundation is a ch...

Article alert: Tracing impacts of partner abundance in facultative pollination mutualisms: from individuals to populations
Ecology (2012) 93: 1581–1592. doi: 10.1890/11-1271.1Geib, Jennifer C., Candace GalenPartner abundance affects costs and benefits in obligate mutualisms, but its role in facultative partnerships is less clear....

Wild pollinators support farm productivity and stabilize yield
Most people are not aware of the fact that 84% of the European crops are partially or entirely dependent on insect pollination. While managed honeybees pollinate certain crops, wild bees, flies and wasps cover a very broad sp...

Climate Change and Arthropods: Pollinators, Herbivores, and Others
By Sandra L. Brantley and Paulette L. FordThe ecological roles of arthropods are important, even critical, and should be included when monitoring and predicting effects of global warming. Although knowledge of m...

National Honey Bee Pests and Diseases Survey Report (2011-2012)
The 2011 USDA Animal Plant and Health Inspection (APHIS) sponsored National Survey of Honey Bee Pests and Diseases was conducted in collaboration with the University of Maryland (UMD) and the USDA Agricultural Research Servic...

Article alert: Exposure of pollinators to plant protection products
ECOTOXICOLOGY (2012) DOI: 10.1007/s10646-012-0971-7Stefania Barmaz, Claudia Vaj, Alessio Ippolito and Marco VighiAs a general rule, environmental risk for chemicals is characterised by comparing an expected e...

Job alert: PhD-position at Georg-August-University (Göttingen, Germany)
Insect diversity, pollination success and the functional heterogeneity of agricultural landscapesHeterogeneity of agricultural landscapes can greatly influence biodiversity and associated ecosystem services, but...

Welsh Government makes a beeline for action plan to help pollinators
by Sally Williams, Western MailThe Welsh Government is to produce an action plan in a bid to stop the 30-year-long decline of honey bees. Environment Minister John Griffiths will visit the Welsh Bee Keepers’ ...

Job alert: Full professorship in “Theory in Biodiversity Sciences” (University of Jena, Germany)
Within German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) the Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena invites applications for a full (W3) professorship in “Theory in Biodiversity Sci...

Varroa invasion and virus adaptation
Trends in Parasitology (in press)Peter Neumann, , Orlando Yañez, Ingemar Fries, Joachim R. de MirandaHoney bees, Apis mellifera, are key pollinators, and large-scale colony losses can lead to critical po...

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