Obtain baseline data related to the health of native bees on the Island of Newfoundland

Description 

To-date there are little data available concerning the pathogen, disease, and pest profiles of most native bees on the Island of Newfoundland. At the same time, we are experiencing a rapid growth in commercial and hobby apiculture here. There is an urgent need for more research on the current pathogen profiles of native bee species given the rapid growth in commercial and hobby apiculture on the Island and the need to better understand possible pathogen spillover between A. mellifera and other bee species on the Island. http://nlbeekeeping.ca/data/documents/NLBKA_research_priorities29mar2017...

Start date 
5 Apr 2017