Scientific Commission Beekeeping Technology and Quality

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President of the Commission

Mr. Etienne Bruneau
CARI
4 place Croix du Sud
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Belgium
tel.: + 32 (0)10/47 34 16
fax: +32 (0)10/47 34 90
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Gudrun Beckh

Vice-president

Gudrun Beckh
Quality Services International GmbH
Flughafendamm 9a - 28199 Bremen - Germany
tel: +49 - (0)421 - 59 77 517
fax: +49 - (0)421 - 59 47 71
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web: www.qsi-q3.de

Miguel

Vice-president

Miguel Vilas-Boas
Mountain Research Centre
Polytechnic Institute of Bragança
Campus Santa Apolónia - 5300-253 - Bragança - Portugal
tel.: +351 964830419
fax: +351 273303372
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  • Mission

Collection of information relating to the technologies and equipment used for apiary activities in temperate, cold and tropical climates, both for honey production and other additional products: wax, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, venom and brood-comb.

Experiments, then popularisation of these methods and tools through conferences, symposia and Internet

Exchanges with the six other standing commissions for a better understanding of the beekeeping world (biology, economy, pathologies, etc.) and a better choice of technical methods and equipment.

Consultations for the development of the bee-products within the framework of the norms with various organisations such as Codex alimentarius, WHO, FAO, FEEDEM, IHC, HIPA, European Union,...

Collaboration with new experimental fields:

- biological specifications
- bee products pharmaceutical specification (within the context of apitherapy)
- how to manage African bees
- pollination (in open fields and in greenhouses)
- honey harvest with melipones
- use of GPS and GIS

Collection of articles for the magazine Apiaca

  • Activities

Development of databases on:

- behaviour of bee colonies
- beehive material and apiary equipment
- transhumance equipment
- honey house equipment
- suppliers

Sstandards definition:

- beehives
- honey houses

Checking of technological based activities:

- uses of plastic
- uses of pheronomes
- techniques of honey adulteration

Participation:

- in the EU Directives on "Honey"
- update of the "Codex Alimentarius"
- collaboration with IHC (International Honey Commission)

Keeping an interactive forum on the net to maintain prompt communication between scientists, experts and beekeepers.

  • Members

Gilles Fert (France), responsible of the sub-commission "Queen breeding"
Dr. Tom Sanford (USA)
Antonio Gomez Pacuelo (Spain)

 

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