Our Bee and Bee Products Research and Application Center has various studies focusing on this topic. One of these is the Bridging Research and Practice (B-RAP) Project. It aims to support beekeepers and beekeeping as well as to ensure that the knowledge that is generated reaches the beekeepers and leads to modified practice.
Under another project, colony loss monitoring has been active since the start of the COLOSS COST action, now the COLOSS Association, to study reasons for colony losses. Participating countries carry out an annual survey of beekeepers by questionnaires, with the aim of collecting information from a nationally representative sample of beekeepers. This makes it possible to compare and contrast colony loss rates between countries and to use the international data collected to understand better the risk factors for colony loss. Moreover, our experts take active part in the Bee Nutrition Project (NUTRI), which gathers independent experts in bee nutrition. This community aims at developing a multinational network that will engage in discussions and research. The NUTRI TF wants to facilitate and develop collaborations to produce synergistic scientifically-sound outputs, and aims at harmonizing and standardizing research on bee nutrition.