In collaboration with colleagues from @UniBern and @agroscope, we recently published an article in the scientific journal Insects. We found that cold weather promotes Nosema infections – most likely because workers experience fewer cleansing flight opportunities. Check it out here! And… it’s Open Access!
Through the Swiss National Science Foundation‘s Money Follows Researcher program, AU Bees will continue to address important topics concerning bee toxicology. Many thanks to the SNSF for its progressive ‘science has no boundaries’ vision!
Beekeepers in the Southeast: don’t forget about this year’s @AlabamaCooperativeExtensionSystem Beekeeping Symposium in Clanton, AL on Saturday, February 4th. This year’s plenary speaker is @UFHoneyBeeLab’s Dr. Jamie Ellis. Early bird registration is now over, but don’t let that stop you from door-crashing! See the ACES website for more details.
Students associated to the @AuburnAg & @EntomologyPlantPathologyAuburnUniversity Bee Lab, past and present, received recognition for their important contributions to honey bee health research. @UniBern Doctoral student Lars Straub was selected to be an @AmericanBeekeepingFederation Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees Scholar, and former@acadiauniversity student Megan Colwell, now a doctoral student at @umanitoba, won the … More AU Bee Lab connections win big at Galveston NA Beekeeping Conference
We’re all set to go in Galveston, TX for this year’s biggest beekeeping event. Looking forward to ‘building a sweeter future’ with @AmericanBeekeepingFederation, @AmericanHoneyProducersAssociation, the Canadian Honey Council, the American Association of Professional Apiculturists, and the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists.
Bee health is a global issue. That’s why we are working with all kinds of bees in all kinds of places.UniBern student Lars Straub and Alain Guth recently visited northern Thailand to perform joint experiments. Thanks to the lab members of Peter Neumann, Vincent Dietemann, Nu Connect, Kitiphong Khongphinitbunjong, and Rapaan Thingthong at Universität Bern, … More AU teams up with Thai universities
The Bee Workshop visited Ruffner Mountain today to discuss pollinators and ways to promote them in alabama.gov. We’re looking forward to working together in the coming months!
Auburn recently hosted Alabama’s inaugural bee workshop! Lunch was prepared by Auburn’s Executive Chef, Emil Topel, and included bee-pollinated fruits and vegetables, as well as honey. Lecturers and students from far and wide attended, and included individuals from universities, government, and non-profits, from the U.S. and abroad.