Invitation to the BeeConSel Final Conference

You are cordially invited to the final conference of the international project “Joint Effort for Honey Bee Conservation and Selection – BeeConSel“. The event will take place at the City Museum of Ljubljana (Gosposka ulica 15, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia) on Thursday, 7 December 2023, starting at 14:30.

Registration for the event is available in English HERE or in Slovene HERE.

The event will be held in English and simultaneous translation into Slovenian will be provided.

14:30 Registration

15:00 Welcome speech
Assist. Prof. Janez Prešern, project coordinator, Agricultural Institute of Slovenia
Prof. Andrej Simončič, director of the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia
EEA and Norway Grants Fund representative (TBC)

15:30 Importance of honey bee breeding and mating control: reasons and examples
Dr. Bjørn Dahle, Norwegian Beekeepers Association

15:50 Current status in (honey bee) breeding and mating control
Assist. Prof. Marin Kovačić, Centre for applied life sciences Healthy food chain Ltd. for research and development

16:10 Challenges and solutions in practical implementation of mating control
Assist. Prof. Janez Prešern, Agricultural Institute of Slovenia

16:40 Coffee break

17:00 Varroa tolerance on beekeeper level – what to do
Flemming Vejsnæs, MSc, Danish beekeepers Association

18:00 Discussion and wrap-up