Highlights

  • The second annual Super-B meeting in Paola, Malta was a resounding success. It is clear that Super-B is stimulating many new collaborations and activities, within and beyond Europe. You could say it is generating a buzz among pollinator scientists and stakeholders. Great progress was made in ...

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  • New chance to meet and discuss Super-B issues! On 4, 5, 6 November 2015, Mario Balzan (MC Member Malta) is hosting this year's MC meeting and WG sessions. Super-B members will be informed about these upcoming meetings through email, before the Summer!  

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  • Thanks to all those who attended the Super-B policy workshop on Tuesday 3 March. We had a productive day, with hard work and some intense discussions. Luckily, we also managed to have some fun at the end. The main policy opportunities discussed were the Common Agricultural Policy (evaluation and ...

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News

22 APR 2016

A new article published in PLOS ONE takes pollination ecology as a case study to discuss good and bad practises in analyising ecological data. Abstract: Studies in ecology are often describing observed variations in a certain ecological phenomenon by use of environmental explanatory varia...

7 MAR 2016

The workshop Policies for Sustainable Pollination in Europe was a key step in the dissemination work programme for Super-B. Two policy areas were identified to focus on: the Common Agricultural Policy and the European Union Biodiversity Strategy (Biodiversity 2020). Specific actions are...

25 JAN 2016

The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) is seeking proposals for research related to improving the health of honey bees. Proposals should focus on research to manage, suppress, and eradicate Varroa mites, small hive beetles, and other pests, pathogens, and diseases contributing ...

12 NOV 2015

The international course "BEES AND POLLINATION" (not COST related) is an in-depth study of the relationship between bees and flowering plants. The course will take place from 16 until 26 August 2016 at the Universidad Nacional (UNA) in Costa Rica.   Studen...

11 NOV 2015

On the 17th September 2015 Ireland joined a small number of countries in Europe who have developed a strategy to address pollinator decline and protect pollination service. Sixty-eight governmental and non-governmental organisations have agreed a shared Plan tha...