A review of methods for discrimination of honey bee populations as applied to European beekeeping

Bouga, Maria
Alaux, Cedric
Bienkowska, Malgorzata
Buechler, Ralph
Carreck, Norman L.
Cauia, Eliza
Chlebo, Robert
Dahle, Bjorn
Dall'Olio, Raffaele
De la Rua, Pilar
Gregorc, Ales
Ivanova, Evgeniya
Kence, Aykut
Kence, Meral
Kezic, Nikola
Kiprijanovska, Hrisula
Kozmus, Peter
Kryger, Per
Le Conte, Yves
Lodesani, Marco
Murilhas, Antonio Manuel
Siceanu, Adrian
Soland, Gabriele
Uzunov, Aleksandar
Wilde, Jerzy
Here, scientists from 19 European countries, most of them collaborating in Working Group 4: "Diversity and Vitality" of COST Action FA 0803 "Prevention of honey bee COlony LOSSes" (COLOSS), review the methodology applied in each country for discriminating between honey bee populations. Morphometric analyses (classical and geometric) and different molecular markers have been applied. Even if the approach has been similar, however, different methodologies regarding measurements, landmarks or molecular markers may have been used, as well as different statistical procedures. There is therefore the necessity to establish common methods in all countries in order to have results that can be directly compared. This is one of the goals of WG4 of the COLOSS project.


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Citation Formats
M. Bouga et al., “A review of methods for discrimination of honey bee populations as applied to European beekeeping,” JOURNAL OF APICULTURAL RESEARCH, pp. 51–84, 2011, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/57629.