Unit of beneficial insects

Unit of beneficial insects

pl. Grunwaldzki 45
50-366 Wrocław

dr hab. Paweł Chorbiński, prof. nadzw. UPWr
phone 71 320 5339
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Major research interests include:

  • The issues of fungal infections in honey bees and solitary bees, with particular emphasis on ascosphaeriosis in honey bees.
  • The quality evaluation of semen of honey bee drones. The research undertaken in cooperation with the West Pomeranian University of Life Sciences in Szczecin and the University of Agriculture in Cracow includes evaluation of the sperm viability in fresh semen and taken from bee colonies after artificial and natural insemination.
  • Pathogenesis of sporozoan infections in the honey bee families.
  • The lab conducts research on the pathogenesis and control of bee diseases, with particular emphasis on pathogenesis, control and reduction of Varroa destructor invasion in honey bee families, as well as the development and occurrence of sporozoan infections (Nosema spp.). The test includes laboratory assessments (cage tests) of a wide range of substances and products (fertilizers, prebiotics, probiotics, plant extracts, medicinal preparations) on the bee organism. In selected cases assessment is conducted in the apiary conditions.
  • Research has also been undertaken, in collaboration with the Department of Crop Production of WUELS in Wrocław, on supplementation of common buckwheat with micronutrients , in respect of its attractiveness for bees, by evaluating nectar production conditions and availability of sugar stock.

Current and completed project

Epizootiological and economic aspects of prevention and control of chalkbrood Ascosphaeriosis apium - currently the most deadly disease in honey bees. Project manager: dr hab. P. Chorbiński prof. nadzw.

Study on the effectiveness of the applied methods to control the Varroa destructor parasite "Lower Silesia Association of Beekeepers in Wrocław. Project manager: dr hab. P. Chorbiński prof. nadzw.

Clinical veterinary studies demonstrating the varroacide efficacy and safety of application of the future medicinal product Apifos
Project manager: dr hab. P. Chorbiński prof. nadzw.

Development of a new product in the form of herbal medicine for nosemosis, as well as the new technology adapted to its production and preparation of the implementation plan of this technology for the Vet Animal company.Project manager: dr hab. P. Chorbiński prof. nadzw.


  • Wójcik A., Chorbiński P. Nosema ceranae as a widespread honey bee pathogen Apis mellifera.: 2014. Med Weter., 70, 12, 735-739
  • Chorbiński P., Liszewski M.: 2014. The effect of foliar copper and manganese supplementation on the selected characteristics of nectar production and buckwheat yielding. Med. Weter., 70, 12, 786-790
  • Czekońska K., Chuda-Mickiewicz B., Chorbinski P.: 2013. The effect of brood incubation temperature on the reproductive value of honey bee (Apis mellifera) drones Journal of Apicultural Research, 52, 2, 96-105
  • Tofilski A., Chuda-Mickiewicz B., Czekońska K, Chorbiński P.: 2012. Flow cytometry evidence about sperm competition in honey bee (Apis mellifera). Apidologie, 43:63–70
  • Czekońska K. Chuda-Mickiewicz B., Chorbiński P.: 2010. The effect of induced defecation in honey bee queen on the number and viability of spermatozoa in the spermatheca after instrumental insemination. Journal of Apicultural Research and Bee World, 49, 2, 154-158

PhD theses

  • Marek Włodarczyk (2006) The effect of artificial insemination on the health and reproductive organs of honey bee mothers. Dr hab. P. Chorbinski, prof. nadzw. supervisor.

Habilitation theses

  • Paweł Chorbiński (2004) The role of Ascosphaer fungi in the pathology of honey bee brood and the selected species of solitary bees

Beneficial insects diseases (PL/ENG) 3 year, 5 sem.

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