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Declines of managed honey bees and beekeepers in Europe
Summary Growing evidence indicates that European managed honey bees are in decline, but information for Europe remains patchy and localized. Here we compile data from 18 European countries to assessExpand
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Honey bee colony losses
Apis mellifera, colony losses. honey bee, Varroa destructor Journal of Apicultural Research 49(1): 1-6 (2010) © IBRA 2010 DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.49.1.01 Apiculture has been in decline in both Europe andExpand
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The biology of the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida, Coleoptera: Nitidulidae): Gaps in our knowledge of an invasive species
Small hive beetles, Aethina tumida, are honeybee parasites native to Africa, where they are a minor pest only. In contrast, the beetles can be harmful parasites of European honeybee subspecies.Expand
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Mass production of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida, Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
bee parasite, has recently become an invasive species causing problems for local apiculture in its new ranges (Neumann & Elzen, 2004). Captive breeding of SHB is an important research method toExpand
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Standard methods for small hive beetle research
Summary Small hive beetles, Aethina tumida, are parasites and scavengers of honey bee and other social bee colonies native to sub-Saharan Africa, where they are a minor pest only. In contrast, theExpand
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The COLOSS BEEBOOK Volume II, Standard methods for Apis mellifera pest and pathogen research: Introduction
n recent years, declines of honey bee populations have received massive media attention worldwide, yet attempts to understand the causes have been hampered by a lack of standardisation of laboratoryExpand
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Virus infections and winter losses of honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera)
Summary Apiculturists have recently been confronted with drastic and inexplicable winter losses of colonies, and virus infections may be involved. Here, we surveyed 337 Swiss honey bee colonies inExpand
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Colony evaluation is not affected by drifting of drone and worker honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) at a performance testing apiary
L'influence de la derive des mâles et des ouvrieres sur l'evaluation des performances de colonies d'Apis mellifera carnica a ete etudiee dans un rucher test a l'aide de microsatellites d'ADN. LaExpand
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Testing reliability of a potential island mating apiary using DNA microsatellites
Twenty-four virgin sister queens were kept for 2l days in mating nuclei on the drone-free island Baltrum to test the reliability of a potential mating area. On each of the neighbouring islandsExpand
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Alternative food sources of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
Summary The small hive beetle (SHB) is a parasite and scavenger of honey bee colonies, but may also be able to exploit alternative food sources. We conducted experiments to shed further light on theExpand
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