Bee Maid Supports Bee Research in CanadaPosted By: .
April 14, 2009
Bee Maid Supports Bee Research in
Bee Maid Honey is proud to announce that they will be contributing financial assistance to the following research projects this coming year:
Dr. Stephen Pernal, Agriculture and
Beaverlodge Research Station,
A study on the integrated Management of Nosema & Detection of
Antibiotic Residues. Nosema ceranae is an emergent world-wide pathogen,
and it, in combination with N. apis, has been linked to wide scale
depopulation of colonies in North America and
for more effective chemotherapeutic controls for these parasites and
generate a modern antibiotic residue dataset for fumagillin-based therapies.
Dr. Dave Shutler, Associate Professor,
To study the effects of over-wintering environment on Nosema disease in
western honey bees (Apis mellifera). Western honey bees (Apis mellifera)
are parasitized by two microsporidians, Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae.
Pathology and management of N. apis, the only previously know
microsporidian parasite of western honey bees, is well-described; however, it
is less understood in N. ceranae, a parasite formerly restricted to Asian honey
bees (Apis cerana). N. ceranae appears to be more virulent than its
congener, therefore, it is important to study factors that may affect disease
development. The objective is to study effects of indoor and outdoor overwintering
on N. ceranae disease in western honey bee colonies. It is not
known how over-wintering can be incorporated into an integrated pest
management approach to Nosema control.
Bee Maid considered project proposals in the area of apiculture or pollination research. Preference was given to the area of honey, and the production of pure quality honey in the Canadian beekeeping industry. Bee Maid Honey is the marketing organization owned by the Alberta Honey Producers Cooperative Ltd. and the Manitoba Cooperative Honey Producers Ltd. Both member owned Cooperatives have lead the beekeeping industry in their support for beekeeping research.
For further information, please contact:
Bee maid honey Limited.
Phone: (204) 783-2240 Ext 234