Bee Maid Supports Bee Research in CanadaPosted By: Guy Chartier
Bee Maid Supports Bee Research in
Winnipeg, MB June 13, 2011 - Bee Maid Honey Limited believes it is important to support bee research and each year the company evaluates project proposals in the areas of apiculture or pollination research. Preference is given to the area of honey and the production of pure quality honey in the Canadian beekeeping industry.
Bee Maid Honey Limited is proud to announce that they will be contributing financial assistance to the following research projects:
Integrated Management on Nosema & Detection of Antibiotic Residues
Dr. Stephen Pernal, Agriculture and
Beaverlodge Research Station,
Nosema ceranae is an emergent world-wide pathogen, and it, in combination with Nosema apis, have been linked to wide-scale losses of colonies in Europe and
Develop optimal application methods and dosages for fumagillin against N. ceranae;
- Document residues associated with different methods of fumagillin application;
- Screen alternative therapies for Nosema spp.; and
- Examine the seasonal phenology of N. ceranae in
The data will benefit the Canadian beekeeping industry by providing optimal treatment options to control both microsporidian species causing nosema disease without contaminating honey with unwanted residues. It will also provide for the development of modern analytical techniques for the detection of fumagillin and its degradation products, which currently do not exist.
Furthermore, this research may lead to identifying other effective therapies so as to lessen Dependency on fumagillin treatments. Overall, this project is required to improve the quality of Canadian honey bee health, and to safeguard against further large-scale colony losses.
Screening Alternative Novel Miticides For Varroa Control In An Integrated
Dr. Medhat Nasr, Lynae Vandervalk and Dr. Lloyd Dosdall
Bee Maid Honey Limited is the marketing arm of the Alberta Honey Producers Co-operative Limited and the Manitoba Cooperative Honey Producers Limited. Honey produced by beekeepers in western
Bee Maid Honey is proudly owned by Canadian Beekeepers.
For further information, please contact:
Bee Maid Honey Limited.
Phone: (204) 786 8977 Ext 234