The 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.

2015 Annual Meeting
The 74th Annual General Meeting of the AES will take place in Fredericton, New Brunswick on August 10-12, 2015 at the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Complex. This meeting will be a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Acadian Entomological Society and will include a Spruce Budworm Symposium hosted by CFS-Atlantic. More details to follow.

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)

Manuscript Submissions
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.

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Rhagoletis pomenella
, the apple maggot,
email appears on the AES shield and is the only
familiar insect indigenous to the region.