Project

Bees in Europe and the decline of honeybee colonies

Acronym
BEE DOC
Duration
01 March 2010 → 28 February 2013
Funding
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • General biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
Keywords
decline parasites honey bee
 
Project description

The BEE DOC will empirically and experimentally fill knowledge gaps in honeybee pests and diseases, including the 'colony collapse disorder' and quantify the impact of interactions between parasites, pathogens and pesticides on honeybee mortality. We will show for two model parasites (Nosema, Varroa), three viruses (DWV, BQCV, IAPV) and two pesticides (thiacloprid, t-fluvalinate) how interactions affect individual bees and colonies.