Aleksandra Łangowska, PhD,
phone: +48 61 848 7637, room 324
Aleksandra Łangowska

Scientific interests

Social insects, division of labour, aging, general honey bee behavior & ecology
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ORCID iD 0000-0003-3827-2282


PhD – Poznań University of Life Sciences; Nov 2005; Effect of drones presence on workers performance in the honey bee Apis mellifera

Experience and employment

Oct 2006 – employed at the Laboratory of Apidology, PULS


Proecological methods of domestic livestock and wild animals husbandry (bees)
Repetitory course on animal husbandry/biology in English
Ethology (eusociality)
Zoology (invertebrates)


Instructor for Apidology section of Student Science Circle
Explore your passion for bees – learn the art of beekeeping, plan and run your own research


Grant holder; grant founded by National Science Center
2019 – 2020: 2019/03/X/NZ8/01461 Role of night time pollinators in pollination of oil seed rape

Investigator; international project
UE FP7-Project no 311781
LInking farmland Biodiversity to Ecosystem seRvices for effective ecofunctional intensificATION (LIBERATION) 2013/2017
(participation in 2014)

Investigator; grant founded by National Science Center
NCN: 2011 – 2013 N N304 294240 UP Poznań The mechanisms of social evolution in ants: an analysis of the impact of potential fertility on behavior and division of labor 2010/2013

Grant holder; inter-university interdisciplinary research project: Poznań University of Life Sciences – Poznań University of Medical Sciences
3/556/WI/10 Evaluation of flow cytometry for assessment of selected sperm parameters of Apis mellifera L. and Osmia rufa L. bees May-Nov 2010


Langowska A., Zduniak P. 2020. No direct contact needed for drones to shorten workers lifespan in honey bee. Journal of Apicultural Research 59:1, 88-94. DOI: 10.1080/00218839.2019.1644939

Banaszak-Cibicka W., Takacs V., Kesy M., Langowska A., Blecharczyk A., Sawinska Z., Sparks T.H., Tryjanowski P. 2019. Manure application improves both bumblebee flower visitation and crop yield in intensive farmland. Basic and Applied Ecology 36, 26-33.

Langowska A.,  Yosef R., Skórka P.,  Tryjanowski P. 2018. Mist-netting of migrating bee-eaters positively influences honey bee colony performance. Journal of Apicultural Science 62,1: 67–78.

Banaszak-Cibicka W., Twerd L., Fliszkiewicz M., Giejdasz K., Langowska A. 2018. City parks vs natural areas – is it possible to preserve a natural level of bee richness and abundance in a city park? Urban Ecosystems 21,4: 599–613. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-018-0756-8

Banaszak-Cibicka W., Fliszkiewicz M., Langowska A., Żmihorski M. 2018. Body size and wing asymmetry in bees along an urbanization gradient. Apidologie 49,3: 297–306. DOI: 10.1007/s13592-017-0554-y

Langowska A., Zawilak M., Sparks T.H., Glazaczow A., Tomkins P. W., Tryjanowski P. 2017. Long-term effect of temperature on honey yield and honeybee phenology. Int. J. Biometeorol. 61,6: 1125-1132. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-016-1293-x

Fliszkiewicz M., Langowska A., Tryjanowski P. 2013. Effect of manipulated sex ratio on insemination of the red mason bee Osmia bicornis L. under net cage conditions. J. Apic. Sci. 57,2: 73–79, DOI: 10.2478/jas-2013-0018

Rzymski P., Langowska A., Fliszkiewicz M., Poniedziałek B., Karczewski J., Wiktorowicz K. 2012. Flow cytometry as an estimation tool for honey bee sperm viability. Theriogenology 77,8: 1642-1647.

Szymaś B., Łangowska A., Kazimierczak-Baryczko M. 2012. Histological structure of the midgut of honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) fed pollen substitutes fortified with probiotics. J. Apic. Sci. 56,1: 5-12.

Rosin Z.M., Takacs V., Báldi A., Banaszak-Cibicka W., Dajdok Z., Dolata P.T., Kwieciński Z., Łangowska A., Moroń D., Skórka P., Tobółka M., Tryjanowski P., Wuczyński A. 2011. Ecosystem services as an efficient tool of nature conservation: a view from the Polish farm land. Chrońmy Przyrodę Ojczystą, 67,1:3-21. [in Polish with English summary]

Langowska A., Ekner A., Skórka P., Tobolka M., Tryjanowski P. 2010. Nest-site tenacity and dispersal patterns of Vespa crabro colonies located in bird nest-boxesSociobiology 56,2: 375-382.

Sparks T. H., Langowska A., Głazaczow A., Wilkaniec Z., Bieńkowska M., Tryjanowski P. 2010. Advances in the timing of spring cleaning by the Honeybee Apis mellifera in Poland. Ecological Entomology 35, 6: 788–791.

Szymaś B., Łangowska A., Giejdasz K. 2007. Condition of worker honeybees fed various carbohydrate syrups in laboratory conditions. Nauka Przyr. Technol. 1,2,#40.

Szymaś B., Socha M., Łangowska A. 2007. Honey production in queen-breeding apiary. Nauka Przyr. Technol. 1,4,#49.

Szymaś B., Rogala R., Łangowska A. 2003. Level of aminoacids in the body of honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) fed on candy. Sci. Pap. Agric. Univ. Pozn. Anim. Sci. 5: 105-109.

Szymaś B., Rogala R., Łangowska A. 2003. Computer application to biometrical evaluation of the pharyngeal glands of honey bee (Apis mellifera). J. Apic. Res. 42,4: 83–84.

(+ Erratum: Szymaś B., Rogala R., Łangowska A. 2004. Computer application to biometrical evaluation of the pharyngeal glands of honey bee (Apis mellifera). Journal of Apicultural Research (2003) 42:4 (83-84)) J. Apic. Res. 43,1: 31.)

Łangowska A., Szymaś B., Baryczko M. 2003. Laboratory evaluation of proteinaceous feeds for bees containing lactic acid bacteria. Sci. Pap. Agric. Univ. Pozn. Anim. Sci. 5: 53-61.

Szymaś B., Łangowska A. 2002. Effect of abiotic factors on the consumption of carbohydrate and protein nutrient by a bee colony in the summer period. Sci. Pap. Agric. Univ. Pozn. Anim. Sci. 4: 195-201.

Łangowska A., Szymaś B., Przybył A. 2002. Utilisation of the seeds of milk thistle (Silybum marianum (L.), Gaertn.) in the nutrition of honey bee. J. Apic. Sci. 46,2: 49-54.

Łangowska A., Szymaś B. 2002. Teleeducation for beekeeping. Biuletyn Naukowy. Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie 19. [in Polish]

Łangowska A., Szymaś B. 2000. Improvement of composition and production technology of pollen substitute for honey bee (Apis mellifera L.). Rocz. Nauk. Zootech. 27 (supp/9): 113-118.

Szymaś B., Woźniak A. 2000. Effect of abiotic factors on the consumption of carbohydrate-and-protein nutrient by a bee colony in the spring period. Scientific Papers of Agricultural University of Poznań, Animal Science 2: 145-150.

Szymaś B., Woźniak A., Poprawiak S. 2000. Bee forage plants in Swadzim/near Poznań. Roczniki Akademii Rolniczej w Poznaniu. Zootechnika 52, 223-229 [in Polish]

Łangowska A., Szymaś B. 2000. Improvement of composition and production technology of pollen substitutes for honeybee (Apis mellifera L.). Roczniki Naukowe Zootechniki. Suplement 9, 113-118. [in Polish]