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Congress Program

Congress Program

International Symposium on Bee Products 5th Edition &

The Annual Meeting of the International Honey Commission

7th –10th May 2019, Malta

 

 

Tuesday May 7th 2019

 

08.00

Registration & Info desk

 

08.30-09.00

Welcome Coffee

 

09.00 –10:30

IHC WORK GROUP WORKSHOPS

Workshop D: WG Authenticity of Bee Products (chair: L. Elflein)

Topics to be discussed

 

·                     Authenticity of beeswax: analytical methods, quality criteria and purity guidelines, proposals for IHC harmonized standard

·                     Authenticity of honey: new analytical trends to combat honey adulteration

·                     Authenticity of Manuka honey: new developments and remaining challenges in authenticity assessment

 

Workshop E:  WG Sensory Analysis (chair: G.L. Marcazzan)

Topics to be discussed

 

·                     Judging of the honey samples 9 - 12.30

 

Workshop F: WG Propolis (chair M. Vilas-Boas) 

Topics to be discussed

 

·                     Dr. Miguel Vilas-Boas – Mountain Research Center, Portugal “Final report of the IHC collaborative study on the performance evaluation of analytical methods for propolis” (30 min).

·                     Dr. James Fearnley – Apicultural Research Centre “An overview of ARC activities, and goals of the International Propolis Research Group” (30 min)

·                     Open discussion on:

    -Handicaps on propolis standardization

    -Current and new methods for propolis analysis

    -Establishment of links between IHC propolis WG and ISO TC/34 SC/19

    -Future collaborative studies within IHC propolis WG

 

 

 

Workshop G:  Sustainable Beekeeping (chair: Aleksandar Uzunov)

Topics to be discussed

 

·                     Dr. Marina Meixner – Bee Institute in Kirchhain, Germany “Sustainable breeding and utilization of the local populations – Malta case study” (40 min.)

·                     Dr. Otto Boecking – Bee institute in Celle, Germany “Reducing bee colony losses to a minimum - Sustainable Beekeeping despite of Varroa” (40 min.)

·                     Martin Gabel – Wurzburg university, Germany “Alternative methods for Varroa control in colonies of A. m ruttneri” (40 min.)

 

 

10.30-11.00

Coffee Break

 

 

 

 

 

11.00 – 12:30

IHC WORK GROUP WORKSHOPS – Continued

Workshop D: WG Authenticity of Bee Products (chair: L. Elflein)

 

Workshop E:  WG Sensory Analysis (chair: G.L. Marcazzan)

 

Workshop F: WG Propolis (chair M. Vilas-Boas) 

 

Workshop G:  Sustainable Beekeeping (chair: Aleksandar Uzunov)

 

 

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch Break    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.30 – 15.00

IHC WG WORKSHOPS

Workshop H: WG Melissopalynology (chair: Maria Dimou)

Topic to be discussed 

 

·                     Starch and other atypical particles in honey

·                     Melissopalynological atlas of honeys of the world

·                     Accreditation in Melissopalynology

·                     Quantitative pollen analysis

·                     Melissopalynology and Genetics

 

Workshop I: WG Residues (chair: Patricia. Beaune)

Topics to be discussed

 

·                     Emergent residues: glyphosates, statistical contamination review

·                     Veterinary drugs residues, statistical contamination review

·                     Pesticides multi-residues methods followed by the members

Workshop J: WG Pollen (chair: Maria Campos & Ofelia Anjos)

Topics to be discussed

 

·                     Dr. Maria G. Campos - University of Coimbra, Portugal - Latest Publications prepared by the Bee Pollen Working Group

·                     Parvan Parvanov and Dinko Dinkov| Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Trakia University, Bulgaria - Proposals for desiccated bee pollen production and labelling

·Dr. Ofelia Anjos Polytech Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal Infrared Spectroscopy for Pollen Quality Analysis and Control, fast and environmentally friendly tools

·                     Open discussion

·                     Election of the new team leader

·                     Discussion about the future work of the group

 

Workshop K: Beekeeping Biology Practical Session in Apiary; Bee suit is required (chair: Otto Boecking)

Topics to be demonstrated;

·Dr. Otto Boecking – Bee institute in Celle, Germany “Reducing bee colony losses to a minimum - Sustainable Beekeeping despite of Varroa” (60 min. demonstration of methods applied in simple beekeeping management system)

Martin Gabel – Wurzburg university, Germany “Alternative methods for Varroa control - brood interruption” (60 min. – demonstration of three different methods)

 

 15:00-15:30

Coffee Break

 

 

 

 

 

15:30 -17:00

IHC WG WORKSHOPS – Continued

 

Workshop H: WG Melissopalynology

Workshop I: WG Residues

 

Workshop J: WG Pollen

 

Workshop K: Beekeeping Biology Practical Session in Apiary;

 

18.00 – 19.30

General assembly of IHC to discuss IHC current position and goals for the future  (chair Gudrun Beckh)

 

 

 

Wednesday May 8th 2019

 

 08.00

Registration & Info desk

 

 

09.00 – 10.30

Opening Ceremony

 

 

 

 

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee break 

 

 

11.00 – 13.00

IHC WG WORKSHOPS

 

Workshop L: Sustainable Beekeeping (chair: Aleksandar Uzunov)

Topics to be discussed

 

·                     Martin Gabel – Wurzburg university, Germany “Differences in learning ability and responsiveness to different stimulus of 6 subspecies of A. meliferra out of which A. m ruttneri shows distinctive and interesting behaviour”

·Dr. Otto Boecking – Bee institute in Celle, Germany “Pollen needs for honeybee colonies”

 

 

11.00 – 13.00

Oral presentations by attending delegates.

Session 1; Quality and Properties of Beehive Products (Chair: Maria Teresa Sancho)

 

Speakers to be listed at a later stage

 

 

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch Break   

 

 

14.00 – 15.30

IHC WG WORKSHOPS

 

Workshop M: Beekeeping Biology Practical Session in Apiary (chair: Aleksandar Uzunov)

Topics to be demonstrated; Bee suit is required

 

·                     Martin Gabel – Wurzburg university, Germany “Breeding of Honeybee Queens”

 

 

 

 

14.00 – 15.30

Oral presentations by attending delegates.

Session 2; Authenticity of Bee Products (Chair: Lutz Elflein)

 

Speakers to be listed at a later stage

 

 

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break  

 

 

16.00 – 17.30

Oral presentations by attending delegates.

Session 3; Factors Affecting Quality of Honey; New Methods, Challenges and Standardisation (Chair: Gudrun Beckh)

 

Speakers to be listed at a later stage

 

 

20.00 onwards

Symposium Dinner Night

 

 

 

 

Thursday May 9th 2019

 

 08.00

 

Registration & Info desk

 

09.00 – 10.30

Oral presentations by attending delegates.

Session 4; Other Beehive Products  (Chair: Everaldo Attard)

Speakers to be listed at a later stage

 

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee break 

 

11.00 – 13.00

Oral presentations by attending delegates.

Session 5; Health Effects of Bee Products and Related Factors (Chair: Ahmed Hegazi)

Speakers to be listed at a later stage

 

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch Break   

 

14.00 – 15.30

Oral presentations by attending delegates.

Session 6; Legislation Governing Beehive Products (Chair: Etienne Bruneau)

Speakers to be listed at a later stage

 

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break 

 

16.00 – 17.30

Closing Ceremony (Chair: Gudrun Beckh)

Speakers to be listed at a later stage

 

 

 

 

Friday May 10th 2019​

 

 

08.00hrs to 17.00hrs

Cultural Tour Day