Bee health and sustainable beekeeping

How to ensure the sustainability of beekeeping in the face of challenges linked to pests and diseases, intensification of agriculture and climate change?


The final report of this Focus Group has been published.
Get all the information at a glance in the Bee health and sustainable beekeeping factsheet.

Tasks:

  • Identify sustainable apicultural practices and tools to cope with challenges posed by climate change and to better control pest and diseases, including harmful invasive species (e.g. Vespa velutina).
  • Identify sustainable agricultural practices (at plot, farm and landscape level) influencing beekeeping, including non-chemical alternatives for plant pest and disease prevention and control (i.e. preventive agronomic practices such as crop rotation and use of biological control).
  • Harvest the existing knowledge on ways to monitor the effect of environmental and climatic conditions, beekeeping practices and agricultural practices on bee health and production.
  • Identify remaining research needs from practice and propose possible directions for further research.
  • Propose priorities for innovative actions by suggesting ideas for Operational Groups or other project formats to test solutions and opportunities and ways to exchange the practical knowledge gathered beyond the Focus Group.

Results:


Other information:


Focus Group members:

Surname, first name
Profession
Country
Tosi, Simone
Researcher
France
Sgolastra, Fabio
Researcher
Italy
Bock, Marc
Farmer
Finland
Aimon-Marie, Florence
Adviser
France
Gregorc, Aleš
Researcher
Slovenia
Sunderland, Stephen
Civil servant
United Kingdom
Hatjina, Fani
Researcher
Greece
Simeonov, Petko
Farmer
Bulgaria
Garibay, Salvador
Adviser
Switzerland
Hautier, Louis
Researcher
Belgium
Bröker, Ulrich
Adviser
Germany
Ruiz-Martínez, José Antonio
Adviser
Spain
Pries, Frens
Researcher
Netherlands
Bruneau, Etienne
Representative of an NGO
Belgium
De la Rua, Pilar
Researcher
Spain
Sançana, Ana Paula
Representative of an NGO
Portugal
Dupleix, Anna
Researcher
France
Dobrescu, Constantin
Representative of an NGO
Romania
Nabulsi, Zeid
Farmer
Italy
Chlebo, Robert
Researcher
Slovakia
Facilitation team
Fabricius Kristiansen, Charlott
Coordinating expert
Sweden
Guimarey Fernandez, Beatriz
Task manager
Spain
Lepmets, Eike
Backup
Estonia

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