From 9th to 11th September this year, the Sixth EurBee Congress - a biannual forum dedicated to different aspects of bee research - will take place in Murcia, Spain. The international event brings leading specialists and young researchers in Apidology, from Europe and further afield, together at one event.
A wide spectrum of honeybee research topics will be presented, addressing the most current questions as well as basic investigations. For those participating, the congress also provides an excellent opportunity to develop networks and seek project partners to further important research on honey bees for the improvement of bee health.
A renowned speaker will be Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, who chairs the Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology (Biocenter), University of Würzburg (Germany). He will present on the "Impacts of pesticides and other stressors on bee health". The honey bee mite Varroa destructor, one of the biggest threats to western honey bee health, will also be an important topic in discussions.
During the congress, results of scientific studies and cooperation’s involving Bayer will also be presented. These include studies carried out with the University of Freiburg, Germany on “Global evaluation of pollinators in agricultural crops”. The study includes data on the pollination of more than 100 crops.
Another relates to the “Development of a Toxicokinetic-Model of the Bee Hive”, carried out in cooperation with the Institute for Environmental Research, RWTH Aachen University, Germany. The conceptual model is the basis for a simulation providing a deeper understanding of toxicokinetics and exposure in the bee hive.
After the conference, further details and results from EurBee will be published on this website.
Find further details on EurBee here.