TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WORK PROGRAMME

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WEDNESDAY 5, MARCH

8:00 - 8:30 Registration and Scientific Posters' display

8:30 – 09:30 OPENING SESSION

Welcome greetings

  • Tiberio Rabboni, Assessor of Agriculture – Region Emilia Romagna
  • Gilles Ratia, Apimondia President
  • Francesco Panella, Unaapi President
  • Diego Pagani, Conapi President

9:30 – 11:00 SESSION 1: "ORGANIC BEEKEEPING: ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, GMOS AND COLONY DISTINCTIVE MANAGEMENT"

Moderator: Etienne Bruneau (BELGIUM)

9:30 – 10:00 Keynote Speaker: Rémy Vandame (MEXICO), "Organic beekeeping: certifying practices or the environment?"

10:00 – 10:30 Panel 1

  • 10:00 – 10:15 Sara Panseri (ITALY), "Pesticides residues in Italian Honey from different areas in relation to its potential contamination sources"
  • 10:15 – 10:30 Pedro Constam (BRAZIL) ,"Organic beekeeping in extreme dry weather condition in Northeastern Brazil"

10:30 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:00 Panel 2

  • 11:00 – 11:15 Everlyn Nguku (KENYA), "Organic Beekeeping for Human and Environmental Health"
  • 11:15 – 11:30 Fabio Sgolastra (ITALY) ,"The importance of a healthy environment for organic beekeeping"
  • 11:30 – 11:45 Umberto Vesco (ITALY) ,"A survey of pesticide residues in pollen loads collected by honeybees in Italy: preliminary results"
  • 11:45 – 12:00 Lucia Piana (ITALY), "Pollen resources in agricultural areas highly cultivated"

12:00 – 14:30 SESSION 2: "COLONY HEALTH MANAGEMENT AND BIOTECHNICAL METHODS"

Moderator: Francesco Panella (ITALY)

12:00 – 12:30 Keynote Speaker: Wolfgang Ritter (GERMANY), "Concepts to foster self-healing of bee colonies from diseases and to strengthen their defense capacities"

12.30 – 13:00 Panel

  • 12:30 – 12:45 Ulrich Bröker (GERMANY), "Reducing stress impacts on bee health by adjustment of apiary facilities, working methods, materials and circumstances"
  • 12:45 – 13:00 Robin F.A. Moritz (GERMANY), "Natural resistance against Varroa – A sustainable concept for organic apiculture?"

13:00 -14:30 Lunch Break

14:30 – 15:00 Keynote Speaker: Giovanni Guido (ITALY), "Colony health management, which is the main criterion to distinguish organic beekeeping"

15:00 – 17:30 Round table: concrete, feasible and productive tips from beekeepers on radically distinctive field practices of organic breeding and health management

  • 15:00 – 15:15 Angelo Dettori (ITALY)
  • 15:15 – 15:30 Nicolas Guintini (FRANCE)
  • 15:30 – 15:45 Francesco Bortot (ITALY)
  • 15:45 – 16:00 Diego Pagani (ITALY)
  • 16:00 – 16:15 Gunther Friedmann (GERMANY)
  • 16:15 – 16:30 Paola Bidin (ITALY)
  • 16:30 – 17:00 Savino Petruzzelli (ITALY)
  • 17:00 – 17:15 Luca Allais (ITALY)

17:15 – 17:45 Break

17:45 – 19:00 Debate

THURSDAY 6, MARCH


08:30 – 11:00 SESSION 3: "DISTINCTIVE PRIORITIES OF ORGANIC BEEKEEPING: REGULATION AND CERTIFICATION"

Moderator: Francesco Panella (ITALY)

08:30 – 09:00 Keynote Speaker: Francesco Panella (ITALY), "The (supposed) winning patterns can be modified by grassroots mobilization"

09:00 – 11:00 Panel

  • 09:00 – 09:15 Per Kryger (DENMARK), "Using GIS to find suitable areas for organic beekeeping"
  • 09:15 – 09:30 Michela Boi (ITALY), "Acaricide contamination of Italian beeswax – results from samples submitted to the CRA-API laboratory"
  • 09:30 – 09:45 Stefano Fenucci (ITALY), "About contamination of the beeswax"
  • 09:45 – 11:00 Debate

11:00 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 13:00 SESSION 4: "ORGANIC BEEKEEPING: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES"

Moderator: Nicola Bradbear (UK)

11:30 – 12:00 Keynotenote Speaker: Nicola Bradbear (UK), "Introduction to the opportunities and challenges for developing countries to achieve organic beekeeping"

12:00 -13:00 Panel

  • 12:00 – 12:15 Luis Mondragón (MEXICO), "Organic honey from tropical environments: an extra assessment for its botanical and friendly biodiverse origin"
  • 12:15 – 12:30 Biljana Stamenkovic (SERBIA), "Organic Beekeeping as a possibility for the development of rural areas in Serbia"
  • 12:30 – 12:45 Stephen F. Petersen (ALASKA), "Rafter Beekeeping with Apis dorsata – the road to organic certification"
  • 12:45 – 13:00 Debate

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break

14:30 – 17:00 SESSION 5: "MARKETING OF ORGANIC BEE PRODUCTS"

Moderator: Diego Pagani (ITALY)

14:30 – 15:00 Keynote Speaker: Diego Pagani (ITALY), "35 years of experience in organic honey and beekeeping, an alternative productive approach for the future"

15:00 – 17:00 Panel

  • 15:00 – 15:15 Frank Filodda (GERMANY), "German Organic Honey Market, Challenges for trade and Industry to meet consumers' expectations"
  • 15:15 – 15:30 Frederique Ripet (FRANCE), "The Organic Market in France"
  • 15:30 – 15:45 Pedro Constam (BRAZIL), "Direct marketing of organic honey as an economic strategy of survival in Northeastern Brazil"
  • 15:45 – 16:00 Petko Simeonov (BULGARIA) "Organic Beekeeping: Challenges and Opportunities for Bulgaria"
  • 16:00 – 16:15 Yakman Wuyep (NIGERIA), "Honey Production & Marketing in Nigeria. An industry perspective"
  • 16:15 – 17:00 Debate

17:00 – 17:30 Break

17:30 – 19:00 CLOSING SESSION

Closing session with elaboration and discussion of final conclusions

 

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