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Apicultural research in a northern climate

© Mélissa Girard

Our lab

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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

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

16/11/2022

Overwintering queens in bank colonies

by Andrée Rousseau, researcher at CRSAD

08/12/2022

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Coming soon !

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

by Laurence Plamondon, research professionnal

25/01/2023

A new publication in the Journal of Apicultural Research

23/12/2022

05/10/2022

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Lecture by researcher Yves Le Conte at Laval University

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Our lab recently had the pleasure of hosting researcher Yves Le Conte, Ph.D., research director at the Bees and Environment Research Unit at INRAE d'Avignon (Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment). During his stay, he gave a lecture on pheromones and social regulations of the honey bee, a field in which he is a pioneer. Listen to his lecture here (in french) →

Title: Pheromones and social regulations of the honey bee: phenomena and disruptions 

Durée : 1h 28min                                                                                          21/06/2022

New members of our lab

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Kim Ménard

MSc student

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Anne Charlie Robert

Undergraduate student

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