B-GOOD researchers presented at the16th COLOSS eConference
B-GOOD researchers Marten Schoonman, Alexis Beaurepaire, Mang Xu, and David Claeys Boúúaert presented at the 16th COLOSS eConference 2020, which took place online on 12-13 October 2020.
Marten Schoonmann of the BEEP Foundation made a one-slide presentation of the BEEP app and the main features that it provides. Alexis Beaurepaire of the University of Bern, presented a short overview of the B-GOOD project and its main objectives and outcomes.
Mang Xu of Wageningen University and Research spoke about fast and on-site detection of bee harming pesticides. She explained the technology behind the neonicotinoid lateral flow devices (LFDs), which were developed by Zhejiang University and exclusively provided to B-GOOD.
David Claeys Boúúaert of the University of Ghent, Belgium, spoke about the development of TaqMan assay for screening bees for genetic variants associated with Varroa-resistance. He demonstrated research that has been performed in a number of countries on the European continent and elaborated on the possibilities that genetic screening of bees provides in terms of varroa spread mitigation.
The 16th COLOSS eConference included the latest topics in beekeeping research, with participant member COLOSS scientific professionals focusing on different topics of bee health, beekeeping projects and research.