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Apicultural research in a northern climate

© Mélissa Girard

Our lab

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© Mélissa Girard

The honey bee has considerable environmental and economic value throughout the world, both for its honey production and its pollination services. Understanding its biology, behavior and the threats it faces is crucial to ensure its sustainability. In order to broaden our knowledge about beekeeping, our laboratory is conducting several research projects in collaboration with the Centre de Recherche en Sciences Animales de Deschambault (CRSAD). Our work takes place in a northern context and is mainly focused on the genetic selection and reproduction of the honey bee, commercial pollination, colony overwintering, bee nutrition and integrated control of the Varroa destructor parasite.

© Mélissa Girard

Latest news

Our most recent publications

New academic project on artificial intelligence (IA)

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Webinars in beekeeping science presented by CRSAD

The Deschambault Animal Science Research Center (CRSAD), in collaboration with profesionnals from Laval University, are presenting this season a series of webinars on various hot topics in beekeeping science. They are intended primarly for beekeepers, but everyone is welcome ! 

All webinars are available for replay on the CRSAD Youtube page 

What can hygienic behaviour bring to beekeeping in Quebec ?

by Marie-Lou Morin, M.Sc., research profesionnal


Overwintering queens in bank colonies

by Andrée Rousseau, researcher at CRSAD


Summer treatment against Varroa destructor: when, how and why?

by Laurence Plamondon, research professionnal


New members of our lab

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Kim Ménard

MSc student


Anne Charlie Robert

MSc student

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