World beekeeping conference “Global Beekeeping Challenges”


From May 18, 2018 09:00
At Žirovnica, dvorana Pod Stolom (Zabreznica 4, 4274 Žirovnica, Slovenija)

The Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association and the Public Advisory Service on Beekeeping, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food and the Žirovnica Primary School, are organising a World Beekeeping Conference focusing on global beekeeping challenges. The conference will include lectures and a discussion on eight topical segments. Renowned Slovenian and foreign beekeeping experts will discuss pollination, the issue of pesticides, the importance of using bee products in nutrition and apitherapy, the assurance of the quality and safety of bee products, the development of sustainable methods for managing Varroa mites, transferring knowledge on beekeeping, managing bee foraging sources, and promoting bees and bee products. The goal is to determine optimum solutions for resolving problems discovered in beekeeping and to outline short-term goals for their fulfilment. 

 

Conference programme: 

9.00–9.30

Welcome speeches:

  • Dejan Židan, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food;
  • Boštjan Noč, President of SBA;
  • Philip McCabe, President of Apimondia;
  • Leopold Pogačar, Mayor of Žirovnica

9.30

PRESS STATEMENT

  • Dejan Židan, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food;
  • Boštjan Noč, President of SBA;
  • Philip McCabe, President of Apimondia;
  • Leopold Pogačar, Mayor of Žirovnica

Location: Dvorana pod Stolom

9.30–10.10

Pollination – an ecosystem service by bees

  • Lucas Garibaldi (Argentina): Pollination, livelihoods and sustainable agriculture
  • Danilo Bevk (Slovenia): Status and trends of pollinators

10.10–10.50

The importance of using bee products

  • Pushpendra S. Bhandari (India): The use of bee products in nutrition and apitherapy
  • Alina Varadi (Romania): The results of the consumption of bee products, recommended doses in Api-nutrition
  • Jasna Bertoncelj and Nataša Lilek (Slovenia): The importance of the characterization of bee products

10.50–11.30

Break

11.30–12.10

Quality and safety insurance for bee products

  • Lutz Elflein (Germany): Acaricides Residues of Bee Products and Honey Authenticity
  • Mojca Korošec (Slovenia): The Importance of Slovenian Honey Database for Slovenian Honey Authenticity Verification
  • Andreja Kandolf Borovšak (Slovenia): Technology-related Risks to Honey Authenticity

12.10–12.50

The development of sustainable methods for Varroa management

  • Giovanni Formato (Italy): Good beekeeping practices to enhance the efficacy of varroacide low environmental impact treatments
  • Aleš Gregorc (Slovenia): Varroa control to ensure healthy honey bee colonies

12.50–13.30

Knowledge transfer in beekeeping

  • Jiří Píza (Czech Republic): Knowledge transfer to young beekeepers
  • Janko Božič (Slovenia): Knowledge transfer in beekeeping

13.30–15.00

Lunch

15.00–15.20

Pesticides and bees

  • Noa Simon-Delso (Belgium): Honeybees: environmental patients
  • Anton Komat (Slovenia): Pesticides and the poisoning of bees in Slovenia

15.20-15.40

Break

15.40–16.20

Management of foraging sources of bees

  • Dan Eisikowitch (Israel): Nectar plants and their contribution to agriculture
  • Boris Seražin (Slovenia): Climate change and associated changes in pasture conditions for bees and challenges for the future

16.20–17.00

Promotion of bees and bee products

  • Mladen Ljubišič (Slovenia) Opportunities and ways of promoting bees, beekeeping products and beekeeping tourism in the international environment - examples of good practices and initiatives for the promotion of beekeeping tourism in the UK market
  • Tanja Korošec Arih (Slovenia) Beekeeping tourism as an exceptional opportunity in the example of a successful business model in Slovenia

 

 

Information:

  • Open to the general public, prior registration is required by e-mailing Ms. Barbara Dimc at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (at registration state: your name and surname, address, contact information – e-mail/phone no.).
  • Participation for media is free of charge.
  • A participation fee is mandatory for participants:
    • Fee 1 (EUR 7.50 per person): attendance at lectures, including lunch with a drink, coffee, and a World Bee Day badge;
    • Fee 2 (EUR 3.00 per person): attendance at lectures, coffee during the break, and a World Bee Day badge.
  • The official languages at the conference: Slovenian and English (simultaneous interpretation).
  • Contact information for the media: Mr Boštjan Noč, president of Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association  (P: +386 41 860 625, E:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; dr. Peter Kozmus (P: +386 41 352 997, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

At Žirovnica, dvorana Pod Stolom (Zabreznica 4, 4274 Žirovnica, Slovenija)

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