Acadian Entomological Society is a registered scientific society whose
objectives are to bring about a close association of entomologists and those
interested in entomology in the four Atlantic Provinces and the
neighbouring New England States, and to cooperate with and to support the Entomological Society of Canada. Founded in 1915, the
Society caters to professional entomologists, amateurs,
and educators. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in
entomology. The Society meets annually, typically in July, and publishes proceedings from these meetings. You can now join the AES online here.
A Plea for Bees
The 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Nova Scotia Beekeepers Association will be on March 8, 2014 and all interested entomologists and beekeepers are invited to attend. Venue to be decided. This meeting features a special guest speaker, Dennis vanEngelsdorp, an Assistant Research Scientist at the University of Maryland. Dr. vanEngelsdorp is a superb lecturer and his research focuses on pollinator health, and honey bee health specifically, using an epidemiological approach to understanding and improving honey bee health. See his recent TED Talk, A Plea for Bees.
Some of the areas his lab are addressing include:
• Identifying determinates of disease in honey bee colonies
• Broad scale monitoring of pollinator health
• Identifying and promoting management systems which promote colony health
Honey Bee Losses in North America, Causes and Consequences
Public Lecture, Dr. Dennis van Engelsdorp
March 7, 2014, Dalhousie University (poster)
2013 Annual Meeting
The Acadian Entomological Society’s Annual Meeting was held this year in at the Quality Inn in Charlottetown, PEI. Thanks to all participants and organizers (details).
Members and non-members are invited to submit their manuscripts to the Journal of the Acadian Entomological Society, an electronic refereed scientific journal produced by the Society. Occasional papers, containing information of special interest or taxonomic value that do not fit the terms of reference for publication in the Journal may also be published intermittently.
Rhagoletis pomenella, the apple maggot,
appears on the AES
shield and is the only
familiar insect indigenous to the region.