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Pan-european assessment, monitoring, and mitigation Of Stressors on the Health of BEEs

Pan-european assessment, monitoring, and mitigation Of Stressors on the Health of BEEs

Objective

Bees – honey bees, bumble bees, and solitary bees – pollinate our crops and wildflowers, and thus are essential for human well-being. However, in Europe, and around the globe, bees face many threats and are often in decline as a result. One potential driver of reduced bee health is agrochemicals. While laboratory and semi-field studies suggest that such chemicals negatively impact bee health, their importance and relevance in the real world remains unclear. PoshBee is a consortium of academics, governmental organisations, industry, and NGOs that will address the issue of agrochemicals to ensure the sustainable health of bees and their pollination services in Europe. Integrating the knowledge and experience of local beekeeping and farming organisations and academic researchers (including the EU RefLab for bee health), we will provide the first comprehensive pan-European assessment of the exposure hazard of chemicals, their mixtures, and co-occurrence with pathogens and nutritional stress for solitary, bumble, and honey bees across two major cropping systems. Integrated studies across the lab-to-field axis will determine the effect of chemicals, their mixtures, and interactions with pathogens and nutrition on bee health. We will combine the skills of commercial bumble bee and solitary bee producers, ecotoxicological industry, and academics to develop new model species and innovative protocols for testing chemicals in bees. With MUST-B, we will integrate this information to develop dynamic landscape environmental risk assessment models for bees. Using proteomics, we will produce new molecular markers for assessing bee health and enabling long-term monitoring schemes. Finally, combining across our partners and stakeholder board, we will deliver practice- and policy-relevant research outputs to local, national, European, and global stakeholders. Together, our work will support healthy bee populations, sustainable beekeeping, and sustainable pollination across Europe.

Coordinator

ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE

Address

Egham Hill University Of London
Tw20 0ex Egham

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 039 398,75

Participants (42)

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BIOBEST GROUP NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 15 625

UNIVERSITE DE MONS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 370 970

PENSOFT PUBLISHERS

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 256 875

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 81 095

EESTI MAAULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 167 100

EESTI POLLUMAJANDUS-KAUBANDUSKODA

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 9 375

EESTI KUTSELISTE MESINIKE UHING

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 9 375

AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL

France

EU Contribution

€ 452 087

PLATEFORME BIOPARK D'ARCHAMPS

France

EU Contribution

€ 618 062,50

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 184 000

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 330 417,50

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 735 812,50

MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAET HALLE-WITTENBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 285 820

IMKERVERBAND SACHSEN-ANHALT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 9 375

BAUERNVERBAND SACHSEN-ANHALT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 9 375

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 270 183,75

NEMZETI ELELMISZERLANC-BIZTONSAGI HIVATAL

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 53 625

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 450 368,75

TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 9 375

ATTRIDGE ELEANOR

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 9 375

CONFEDERAZIONE NAZIONALE COLDIRETTI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 9 375

CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 499 397,50

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 187 712,50

UNIONE NAZIONALE ASSOCIAZIONI APICOLTORI ITALIANI ASSOCIAZIONE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 9 375

PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT WETERYNARYJNY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 207 350

ASOCIACION REGIONAL DE EMPRESAS AGRICOLAS Y GANADERAS DE LA COMUNIDAD AUTONOMA DE MURCIA (ADEA-ASJA)

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 9 375

UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 213 558,75

BIODLINGSFORETAGARNA

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 9 375

LANTBRUKARNAS EKONOMI-AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 9 375

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 282 851,25

EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 654 916,25

APISUISSE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 9 375

SCHWEIZER BAUERNVERBAND

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 9 375

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 316 585

WILDBIENE + PARTNER AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 46 875

ATLANTIC POLLINATION LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 243 437,50

BRITISH BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 9 375

THE NATIONAL FARMERS' UNION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 9 375

THE RED BEEHIVE COMPANY LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 239 218,75

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 474 827,50

VITA EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 9 375

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX

France

EU Contribution

€ 171 828

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 773921

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2018

  • End date

    31 May 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

H2020-EU.3.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 133 683,75

  • EU contribution

    € 8 999 998,75

Coordinated by:

ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE

United Kingdom