Bee health and sustainable beekeeping: the final report
How to ensure the sustainability of beekeeping in the face of challenges linked to pests and diseases, intensification of agriculture and climate change?
Since 2019, experts from the EIP-AGRI Focus Group on Bee health and sustainable beekeeping have explored this question.
A final report and seven "minipapers"
The EIP-AGRI staff and selected experts discussed what are the main drivers related to bee health and sustainable beekeeping, investigating what should be done to have healthier bees and a more sustainable beekeeping.
The Focus group has identified a set of necessary priorities, and recently published a final report and seven minipapers. Each minipaper addressed specific relevant points, and are freely available as PDF here:
MINIPAPER 03: Developing husbandry staying as close as possible to the natural living conditions of bees
MINIPAPER 04: Beekeeping Advising Unit. Information and training for beekeepers
MINIPAPER 06: Practices to mitigate major bee health stressors: pesticides and lack of resources
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This project is funded by the European Commission.