British Beekeepers Association


British Beekeepers Association

PhD Studentship

PhD studentship, in the final competitive rounds for funding under the South West Doctoral Training Partnership, due to start autumn 2015.

The project:  "Predator / prey interactions within a honeybee colony: Beating mites with mites" is to look at predatory biocontrol agents of varroa, in particular the Stratiolaelaps predatory mite, and will involve working with both Prof Juliet Osborne (Univ. Exeter, Cornwall) and Prof Phil Murray (Rothamsted Research – North Wyke, Devon).

This has been advertised by Exeter HR via the usual routes ( and but we are keen to attract really good UK-based candidates interested in this area and with the appropriate background.

Deadline for applications to be received is 9th January 2015.


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