Department of Apidology

Head of Department: Monika Fliszkiewicz, PhD

phone: + 48 61 848 7633

fax: + 48 61 848 7632

e-mail: wmwnz.zhou@up.poznan.pl

The research in the Department of Apidology covers honey bee and wild bees and it spans bionomy, ecology and social behaviour of bees. In our applied research we address beekeeping issues and we also deal with controlled reproduction and employing wild bees in farming. In particular, we focus on pollination services the managed wild bee species provide for orchards and seed plantations of flowers, herbs or vegetables.

Our another research interest covers biodiversity and conservation and we investigate the diversity, abundance and species assemblage composition of bees Apoidea in different – including urban – environments.

Our Department has a distinguished history in the fields of bee nutrition and breeding of two non-Apis bee species. We patented technology of production of feeds for honey bees. We also developed methods for a reintroduction of an endangered bee species Anthophora plagiata and breeding technology of Osmia rufa bee and the recommendations for the introduction of the species into commercial farms.