17 JUL 2019

On 9 July 2019 B-GOOD met its sister project INSIGNIA to exchange ideas and plan for future collaboration. Both B-GOOD's Coordinator Dirk de Graaf, Ghent University and INSIGNIA's - Sjef van der Steen, Alveus AB Consultancy - presented their respective project's objectives and aims. Among the points discussed were intentions to organize joint contact moments with the stakeholders and plans for future joint consultations. Agreements were also made in terms...

12 JUL 2019

Big data, an interactive platform and six different technological innovations are the core of the recently started Horizon 2020 project B-GOOD in its 4-year mission to pave the way toward healthy and sustainable beekeeping across the European Union. In close cooperation with the EU Bee Partnership, the project aims to develop a EU-wide bee health and management data platform, which will enable sharing of knowledge between scientists, beekeepers and other actors in the area....

12 JUL 2019

The B-GOOD project had its official Kick-off Meeting on 12&13 June 2019 in Ghent, Belgium. The project's acronym stands for "Giving Beekeeping Guidance by Computational-assisted Decision Making". B-GOOD the involves 17 institutions from 13 countries across the EU, including scientists, beekeepers, and beekeeping associations and will run for a total of 4 years through which it will seek to pave the way toward healthy and sustainable beekeeping across the...

12 JUL 2019

Newly published research looks into the association between the deformed wing virus and the parasitic mite Varroa destructor as a major cause of worldwide honeybee colony losses. The article featured in Proceedings of the Royal Society B studies the mechanisms through which the mite acts as a vector of the viral pathogen and can trigger its replication in infected bees. The authors develop and test a novel hypothesis that mite feeding...