Junior scientists growing inspired by Beeguards project!!!

A group of promising junior scientists recently visited the experimental apiary at “Carditello Royal Palace” https://www.fondazionecarditello.org/new/en/the-royal-palace/) as part of the BEEGUARDS project. The apiary is where the CNR is conducting experiments related to immunity and physiology, in collaboration with CoNaProA (https://conaproa.it).

The students and School’s teaching staff, who are from the Institute of Environmental Biotechnology of Turin (https://www.jcmaxwell.edu.it), had the opportunity to learn about sustainable honeybee management and monitoring with new high-tech approaches.

This also helped them gain insight into fundamental concepts related to biodiversity and the resilience of ecosystems. We hope that sharing research projects with students will inspire future scientists.

WP2 Innovative Breeding Strategy is ready to go!

At the BeeGuards meeting in Bilbao in few days, the Research Protocol will be presented and practiced.

Under UKIM’s lead, the Work Package partners developed a detailed and comprehensive protocol for executing complex field studies addressing an innovative breeding approach to achieve resilient beekeeping. The protocol aims to standardize the novel methodology for implementation of the breeding cycle, data collection and mating control in programs for genetic improvement and conservation of honey bee populations. In addition, the guidelines pave the way towards creating honey bee germplasm repositories across Europe and developing new technologies for honey bee embryo cryopreservation. Now, UKIM, CREA, BSOURSES, INHORT, LIB, LLH and UNIZAR are ready to explore the Horizons