A brief update and announcement for the 2018 American Bee Research Conference.
We will be meeting at the Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV from January 11-12, 2018. Please plan to arrive on the 10th and leave on the 13th.
This meeting is in conjunction with the 2018 American Beekeeping Federation Conference and Tradeshow. Stay tuned for more details and information as they become available. Check out the ABF website as they will post more information about travel to the meeting location and hotel arrangements.
Announcing the publication of the 2017 ABRC Proceedings. Check out the abstracts from the oral and poster presentations that were submitted for publication as part of the conference proceedings. There are a total of 62 abstracts!
Thanks all for your work and effort in getting the abstracts submitted so quickly so that they could be published, online and in print, shortly after the actual meeting.
Thanks to Bee World for working with us to get these published! I think the proceedings turned out really well.
Find the proceedings on the link through Bee World: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0005772X.2017.1294471
If you are unable to access it from the journal directly, please click on the 2017 link under the meeting archives tab. The PDF is attached to the “2017.”
We are not permitted to distribute the pdf on any social networking sites (e.g. ResearchGate) until 2018, and we ask you to comply with this embargo.
We had 19 student presentations this year and each one was of such high quality! It really was a challenge to pick three to receive an award for “Best Student Paper.” This year’s winners were:
Courtney MacInnis, University of Alberta
“Nosema ceranae: A sweet surprise? Investigating the viability and infectivity of N. ceranae spores”
Alexandria Payne, Texas A&M University
“The effects of honey bee (Apis mellifera) queen insemination volume on colony growth”
Samuel Ramsey, University of Maryland, College Park
“Varroa destructor feed primarily on honey bee fat body not hemolymph”
This year’s AAPA Student Scholarship Award winner is: Mehmet Ali Doke at The Penn State University.