Bienen auf Honigwabe
Bees on a honey comb

The Swiss Bee Research Centre belongs to Agroscope in Liebefeld-Bern. The Swiss Bee Research Centre works in the frame on the federal agricultural research for the needs of Swiss beekeepers. It supplies scientific and technical know-how for the benefit of beekeepers and of all concerned.

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Our recent studies on the contamination of Swiss honey and pollen with undesirable plant substances as well as our study on the toxicity of Pyrrolizidine alkaloids for honeybees are listed.

Here you find the most recent evaluation of the Coloss network with respect of colony losses.  

Brodschneider R., Gray A., Adjlane N., Ballis A., Brusbardis V., Charrière J.-D., Chlebo R., Coffey M. F., Dahle B., de Graaf, Dirk C., Dražić M. M., Evans G., Fedoriak M., Forsythe I., Gregorc A., Grzęda U., Hetzroni A., Kauko L., Kristiansen P., Martikkala M., Martín-Hernández R., Medina-Flores C. A., Mutinelli F., Raudmets A., Ryzhikov V. A., Simon-Delso N., Stevanovic J., Uzunov A., Vejsnæs F., Wöhl S., Zammit-Mangion M., Danihlík J.
Multi-country loss rates of honey bee colonies during winter 2016/2017 from the COLOSS survey.
Journal of Apicultural Research, 57, (3), 2018, 452-457.

Other projects about bees

Bild_1_Wildbiene fliegt Kirschblüte an

Wild Bees and Pollination

Honey bees, wild bees and other insect pollinators play a crucial role in agricultural ecosystems. Pollinators help to improve the yields of around 75% of the world’s most important agricultural crops.