Trueness and precision of the real-time RT-PCR method

Abstract The Chronic bee paralysis virus (CBPV) is the aetiological agent of chronic bee paralysis, a contagious disease associated with nervous disorders in adult honeybees leading to massive mortalities in front of the hives. Some of the clinical signs frequently reported, such as trembling, may be confused with intoxication syndromes. Therefore, laboratory diagnosis using real-time PCR to…

A pan-European epidemiological study reveals

Abstract Reports of honey bee population decline has spurred many national efforts to understand the extent of the problem and to identify causative or associated factors. However, our collective understanding of the factors has been hampered by a lack of joined up trans-national effort. Moreover, the impacts of beekeeper knowledge and beekeeping management practices have…

Editor, Bee World

Job description   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…

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%   →   1 position(s)   ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITY  Ghent University is a world of…

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…

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…