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President of Bee Health Commission

Dr Fani Hatjina
Hellenic Agricultural Organization "DEMETER"
Division of Apiculture
Nea Moudania 63200
Greece
tel: +30 69 47 43 12 99
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The major objectives of the commission are to assist all who are treating with bee health, including practical and scientific aspects. It helps to solve bee health problems either in offering solutions directly or to find contact with respective specialists.

The commission gives attention on bee health, including the following aspects:

- Diagnosis of bee diseases (microbiological and molecular genetic methods)
- Therapy of bee diseases (conventional and alternative methods)
- Prevention of bee diseases (biotechnical and biological methods)
- Impact of environment on bee health
- Economical aspects of bee diseases
- Legislative aspects of bee pests
- Import and export of bees and bee-products

It supports projects and activities for:

- Protection of consumer from residues in bee products
- Avoidance of resistance to chemical medicaments
- Improvement of tolerance against bee diseases
- Strengthening of bee colonies by naturally management systems and environmental conditions

Dr. Mariano Bacci
SENASA in Buenos Aires / Argentina

Ingenieur Jean Daniel Charrière
AGROSCOPE in Liebefeld-Posieux
Bern / Switzerland

Dr. M. Chabert Ribière
ANSES in Maisons-Alfort cedex / France

More experts consulted in case of need. It works in close co-operation with FAO (Food and agriculture org.), OIE (Office international des epizooties) and EU commissions. It is organised under the presidency of Dr. Wolfgang Ritter (Germany).