Save the date – Better-B public event, 14 Nov 2024

Join us for half a day of project updates and open forum discussions about Darwinian selection, bee plant catalogue, hive designs for thermoregulation.

This will be a hybrid event (in person and online) in Wageningen, the Netherlands on Thursday 14 Nov 2024, right after the COLOSS conference (11-13 Nov 2024).

Read more and register here

Better-B newsletter

The Better-B newsletters, which you can download below, provide regular news and results on the project.

If you are interested in our work, we invite to get involved with Better-B.

By registering, you will receive updates on project activities, results, and invitations to join open meetings/webinars with opportunities for you to learn and have your say about resilient beekeeping.

This newsletter is available to download in Dutch, English , French, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian.

  • March 2024
  • We know that reducing temperature stresses lessens honey bees energy expenditure and in turn improves brood development and disease resistance. One aspect being investigated within the Better-B project, will be beehive construction and its effect on in-hive temperatures. We focus on this topic for this first newsletter. Other newsletters outlining different aspects of the project will follow. Our work on beehive designs will provide beekeepers with advanced science and knowledge, and solutions to better maintain thermoregulation of their hives. The COA Team (CoActions, France) and UM Team (University of Montpellier, France) will use automated monitoring systems and computer simulations to develop adapted hive designs considering local materials and knowledge..
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