Finding solutions for honey bee health
The status of honey bee health must be viewed in the context of the larger issue of pollinator declines worldwide. Honey bees are widespread globally and often serve as the major managed pollinator in agriculture. Thus, good bee health is vital to global food security. The challenges faced by honey bees can indeed have impacts on the supply of fruit, nuts and vegetables vital for human health. Lastly, the threats to bee health are numerous and multifactorial and require sound science-based information to be available to the beekeeping community.
Our main objective is the support and enhancement of all scientific and technical developments or initiatives related to guarantee honey bee health.
We give attention on bee health, including the following aspects: Good Beekeeping Practices (GBPs) and Biosafety Measures in Beekeeping (BMBs), diagnosis of pests/pathogens, treatment of pests/pathogens, prevention methods or practices of infestations/infections by pests/ pathogens, predictive bee health, breeding for tolerance on bee pathogens and for resilience to climate change, economical and legislative aspects of bee pests/pathogens, imports and exports of bees and bee-products in relation to health issues, bee nutrition and its relation to bee health, impact of phytosanitary products and other environmental stressors on bees’ health, legal framework of pesticides authorisation, global relationships between farmers and beekeepers.