Article alert: Evaluation of the Distribution and Impacts of Parasites, Pathogens, and Pesticides on Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Populations in East Africa
PLoS ONE 9(4): e94459. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094459Muli E, Patch H, Frazier M, Frazier J, Torto B, et al.In East Africa, honey bees (Apis mellifera) provide critical pollination services and income...
Job alert: Postdoctoral research position in native and honey bee disease ecology (North Carolina, USA)
North Carolina State University is looking for an individual to join an interdisciplinary, collaborative team studying urban ecology, bee communities, and mechanisms underlying changes in pollinator health. The candidate will...
Bee Health: Background and Issues for Congress (report)
By Renée Johnson and M. Lynne Corn
US Congressional Research Service (CRS) report for bees declining in the United States.
Bee Health Conference discusses the latest insights into honeybee health in Europe
Bee Health Conference - a high-level event to discuss latest insights into honeybee health in Europe was held on 7 Apr 2014, from 10:00 to 18:00h in Brussels, Belgium.
The event aimed at promoting dialogue, knowledge trans...
Article alert: A pan-European epidemiological study on honeybee colony losses 2012-2013
With the guidance and technical assistance of the EU reference laboratory and the national reference laboratories, a new study of the EPILOBEE project called A pan-European epidemiological study on honeybee colony losses 2...
Article alert: Risks of neonicotinoid insecticides to honeybees
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (2014) 33: 719–731. doi: 10.1002/etc.2527Fairbrother A, Purdy J, Anderson T, Fell RThe European honeybee, Apis mellifera, is an important pollinator of agricultur...
Article alert: Aspects of Landscape and Pollinators—What is Important to Bee Conservation?
Diversity (2014) 6(1): 158-175. doi: 10.3390/d6010158Patrício-Roberto GB, Campos MJOPollinators, especially bees, are essential to terrestrial ecosystems. They ensure the maintenance of certain ecologica...
HEAVY COSTS - Weighing the Value of neonicotinoid insecticides in agriculture (Report)
This report tackles the question: Are neonicotinoid insecticidal seed treatment products beneficial or not? Center for Food Safety reviewed and summarized 19 articles from scientific journals that studied the relations...
Article alert: Land-use impacts on plant–pollinator networks: interaction strength and specialization predict pollinator declines
Ecology (2014)95(2): 466-74. doi: 10.1890/13-0436.1Weiner CN, Werner M, Linsenmair KE, Blüthgen NLand use is known to reduce the diversity of species and complexity of biotic interactions. In theory, int...
Article alert: Patterns of introduced species interactions affect multiple aspects of network structure in plant-pollinator communities
Ecology (2014) http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/13-2229.1Russo L, Memmott J, Montoya D, Shea K, Buckley YMSpecies introductions have the potential to affect the functionality and stability of ecological communities,...
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