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Vita Research Prize 2011

Vita (Europe) Ltd is calling for applications for its 2011 Vita Research award for honeybee health research. Application information for the prize, valued at up to Euros 10,000, is available on the Vita website www.vita-europe.com. The closing date is 1 July 2011. Application form here.

The biannual Vita research award was  launched in 2005 with well-known beekeeper President Viktor Yuschenko of the Ukraine as patron. Awards have been made for research into chalkbrood control, molecular (DNA) techniques to detect honeybee viruses, and the optimum way to introduce varroa-controlling fungi into a hive. Award winners have been based in Greece, Jordan and Italy.

Jeremy Owen, Sales Director of Vita (Europe) Ltd said: “The international Vita Research award series has been a great success and we would like to encourage even more entries. As the largest dedicated honeybee health company in the world, we are eager to foster much-needed new research to combat threats to honeybees. The winner of the 2011 Award will be announced at Apimondia in Buenos Aires in September this year.

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