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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

 

08.00-8.45

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

·                     Short presentations by delegates

·        İlknur Coşkun İ, Are physicochemical analyses sufficient to ensure honey authenticity?

·        Zsanett Bodor, Detection of heat treatment of honey by rapid correlative techniques

 

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

Topics to be discussed

 

·        Taste and discussion of gustatory references

·        Discussion on the BIPEA ring trial method

·        Trial and practice in the use of the evaluation form for honey competition

·        Short presentation by delegate

·        Mojca Korosec, Sensory characterization of Slovenian Buckwheat Honey

 

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)

·                     Short presentation by delegates

·        Merve Keskin - Encapsulation of propolis extract by pectin film and determination of its release properties in in vitro digestive system

·        Bankova V., Propolis of Stingless Bees: The New Challenge in Propolis Research

·                     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: Otto Boecking)

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: Otto Boecking)

 

 

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch Break    

 

13.30 – 15.00

IHC WG WORKSHOPS

Workshop H: WG Melissopalynology (Chair: Maria Dimou)

Topic to be discussed 

 

·        Melissopalynology and Genetics

- Siria Biagioni, GERMANY, DNA metabarcoding to investigate botanical composition of honey

·        Starch and other atypical particles in honey

- Katja Bohm, GERMANY, Determination of starch grains in honey by microscopy and honey atypical sediments – an indication of adulteration

·        Accreditation in Melissopalynology

- Siria Biagioni, GERMANY, Quantitative pollen analysis of honey using microsphere markers

- Maria Dimou, GREECE, IHC Proficiency Testing Scheme for Honey Pollen Analysis:  review and assessment

- Nazlı Mayda, Determination Plant Origin of Bee Bread Samples with Melissopalynology

·        Melissopalynological atlas of honeys of the world

- Amelia Virginia González Porto, SPAIN, Monofloral honey from Spanish thyme and viborera. Review and application of simple laboratory methodology (Amelia Virginia González Porto, SPAIN)

-Giancarlo Ricciardelli D'Albore, ITALY Atlas of world unifloral honeys

-  Panagiota Gotsiou, GREECE, List of the over-represented, under-represented and nectarless pollen grains in honeys: review and assessment  

 

 

·        Open discussion

 

 

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

·        Short presentations by delegates

·        Reybroeck W., Belgian criteria (adulteration, pesticides, …) for the acceptance of beeswax for use in beekeeping

·        Christina Kast, Elevated coumaphos residues in beeswax after application of CheckMite®.

·        Reybroeck W., Adulteration of Beeswax with Stearin and Palmitic Acid and The Effect on The Survival of Worker Bee Brood

·        El Mehdi I., Report of Metals Determination in Moroccan Honey Bee (Apis mellifera intermissa) Venom by Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

 

 

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)

 

Workshop L:  WG Sensory Analysis (Chair: G.L. Marcazzan)

 

Topics to be discussed

·        Judging of the honey samples from international delegates

 

15:00-15:30

Coffe 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;

Workshop L:  WG Sensory Analysis

 

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

 

 

8.45 – 10.30

Opening Ceremony

 

Opening of Symposium:

                  Mr. Adrian Bugeja Douglas: Malta Beekeepers Association

Messages from

                 Prof. Everaldo Attard; University of Malta

                 Mr. Etienne Bruneau;  APIMONDIA

                 Mrs. Gudrun Beckh:  International Honey Commission  

               

Opening talk: The History and Tradition of Rural Malta

                        Mr. Adrian Bugeja Douglas: Malta Beekeepers Association

 

Messages from

 Hon. Clint Camilleri: Parliamentary Secretary for               Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights

 

 

Presentations of Certificates of the Maltese Honey Competition

 

 

 

 

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee break 

 

 

11.00 – 13.00

IHC WG WORKSHOPS

 

Workshop M: Sustainable Beekeeping (Chair: Otto Boecking)

Topics to be discussed

Martin Gabel – Wurzburg university, Germany Behavioral differences

and division of foraging labor in six subspecies of Apis mellifera

– with special regard on the distinct particularities of A. m.

ruttneri

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 Bee Products (Chair: Maria Teresa Sancho)

Tananaki C., Properties and Benefits of Oak and Knotgrass honeys

Otilia Bobis,  Fallopia japonica honey from Romania. Chemical                     composition and bioactive properties

Physical Keskin M., Physical properties of pine and oak honeys as honey dew honey

Compa   Tanuğur Samancı  A. E., Comparison between invertase activities of raw honey and pasteurized honey

 

Coşkun I., Effect of Invertase (α-Glucosidase) Activities of Honeys on β/γ-Amylase Analysis

 

Phenolic profile, antioxidant and antimicrobial activity and palynological analysis of honeys collected by Anatolian honey bees inTurkey

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch Break   

 

 

14.00 – 15.30

IHC WG WORKSHOPS

 

Workshop N: Beekeeping Biology Practical Session in Apiary (Chair: Otto Boecking )

Topics to be demonstrated; Bee suit is required

 

·                     Thomas Galea – Malta Beekeepers Association, Malta and Martin Gabel – University of Würzburg, Germany
“Principles of honeybee queen breeding – biology and basic techniques of queen production”

14.00 – 15.30

Oral presentations by attending delegates.

Session 2; Factors Affecting Quality of Bee Products ; New Methods, Challenges and Standardisation (Chair: Gudrun Beckh)

Lopes M., An Inter-Laboratorial Trial of IHC Propolis Working Group for           Assess the Performance on Analytical Methods

Aslı Elif TANUĞUR SAMANCI, The investigation of antioxidant properties of propolis products obtained from Turkey

Şahin H., Can Invertase Activity Be an Important Marker for Raw Honey?

Anjos O.,  Comparison of The Quality of Bee Pollen Stored Frozen and Dried

 

 

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break  

 

 

16.00 – 17.30

Oral presentations by attending delegates.

Session 3; Other Bee Products  (Chair: Adrian Bugeja Douglas) 

Tosti T., Physicochemical Characterization of Beeswax Samples From

Balkan’s Region (Southeast Europe)

Kekeçoğlu M., Comparison of Commercial and Anatolian bee venom in terms of chemical composition

Falcão S., Brood Pheromone of Apis mellifera iberiensis as a Potential Tool Towards Bee Pollen Production

Ozkok A., Evaluation of Bioactive Compounds and Proliferation

Properties of Different Royal Jelly Samples

 

20.00 onwards

Symposium Reception Event

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday May 9th 2019

 

08.00

 

Registration & Info desk

 

8.45– 10.45

Oral presentations by attending delegates.

Session 4; Authenticity of Bee Products (Chair: Lutz Elflein)

Osés S.M.,  Evaluation of Thixotropic Parameters for Ling Heather Authentication

Svečnjak L., Optimization of FTIR-ATR Spectroscopy for Beeswax Adulteration Detection

Makowicz E.,  High Performance-Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) – Is It Good Approach for Botanical Origin Honeys Authentication?

Gerginova D. Authentication of Bulgarian Honey Using NMR and Optical Rotation

Stahl A., Identification and Quantification of Beeswax Adulterations Via NMR and FT-IR Spectroscopy

Utzeri V.J.,  A Targeted Multi-Marker Semiconductor Based Sequencing Approach Can Disclose the Botanical Composition of Monofloral and Polyfloral Honey

 

 

 

10.45 – 11.15

Coffee break 

 

11.15 – 13.00

Oral presentations by attending delegates.

Session 5; Health Effects of Bee Products and Related Factors (Chair: Everalo Attard)

Fearnley J., Apiceuticals: A New Generation of Medicines

Tanuğur Samancı  A. E., In-Vitro Antimicrobial Properties of Bee Products

Akbay E., The Effects of Turkish and Chinese Royal Jelly On Adipose Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell

Vercelli M., Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids in Honey and Pollen: Emerging Issues

Badiaa L.,Therapeutic Benefits of Beehive Products: Apiquality Related to Potential Use in Modern Medicine

 

 

 

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch Break   

 

14.00 – 15.30

Oral presentations by attending delegates.

Session 6; Legislation and Perceptions Governing Bee Products (Chair: Etienne Bruneau)

Reybroeck W., Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/470 and Tolerances of Antibiotic Residues in Honey

Verbeke W., Consumers' Quality Perception, Attitude and Behaviour Towards Domestic Vs. Imported Honey in China

Lušić D., How Did Croatia Win in The Battle for – Croatian Honey?

Ghimire K.,  Sustainable Management of Beekeeping in Nepal: An Effort of ICIMOD's Project Entitled "Indigenous Honeybees In The Himalayas”

 

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break 

 

16.00 – 17.30

Closing Ceremony (Chair: Gudrun Beckh)

 

·        Open discussion on way forward for IHC

 

·        Deciding the venue and possible date of the 6th edition of the International Symposium on Bee Products and the annual meeting of IHC.

 

·        Closing remarks by IHC by

               Mr Adrian Bugeja Douglas; Malta Beekeepers’ Association 

               Mr. Etienne Bruneau;  APIMONDIA

               Mrs. Gudrun Beckh:  International Honey Commission  

 

 

 

 

 

Friday May 10th 2019

Cultural Tour 

(It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing, a light jacket, non-slip shoes, sunscreen and a cap)

08:00

Meeting point at the AX Palace Hotel

 

 

08:15

Transport from AX Palace Hotel to Mdina City

 

 

09:00

Arrival at Mdina City

 

 

10:00

Departure from Mdina City to the Xemxija  Punico - Roman Apiaries

 

 

10:30

Arrival at Xemxija Punico - Roman Apiaries

 

 

12:00

Departure Xemxija for Lunch

 

 

14:30

Departure to AX Palace Hotel