Special Issue "Monitoring of Honey Bee Colony Losses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Managed honey bees are subject to numerous internal and external pressures, including exposure to various pathogens, lack of diversity of food sources, and management problems. Bees are exposed to agrochemicals and a variety of stressors that act in isolation or, more often, in combination. Our understanding of the mechanisms, their interactions, and interpretation of factors that reduce honey bee vitality or even bee deaths needs intensive studies. The presenting biology of colony health and effected mechanisms caused by stress factors and their interactions are important objectives to be presented in this Special Issue of Diversity. Furthermore, the studies presented in this Special Issue of Diversity will be targeted at honey bees as individual or social organisms responding to a variety of pathogens causing American and European foulbroods, varroosis, mycosis, and other diseases. Factors such as environment stressors, honey bee colony management, and beekeeping practices also factor in colonies’ survival and the subject of a variety of studies and are welcomed for publication. Attention will be also given to the effects of pesticides on bees and their survival.
In this Diversity Special Issue entitled “Monitoring of Honey Bee Colony Losses", we encourage researchers to present new studies of nature, mechanisms, and relative importance of the potential factors in the recent losses in the beekeeping sector. The apparent lack of reliable and comparable experimental laboratory and field data on honey bee colony losses may encourage researchers to perform and publish new studies of the factors, their synergistic interactions, and mechanisms contributing to colony losses worldwide.
Prof. Aleš Gregorc
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- Honey bee diseases
- Honey bee mortalities
- Colonies management