Registration for Bee Week, an EFSA event held in Brussels, is now open.
The event is being jointly organised by COPA-COGECA, the European Professional Beekeepers Association (EPBA), Bee Life and the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA).
“We are delighted to be taking part in this year’s Bee Week. The colloquium is a great opportunity to gather together scientists and others interested in bee health to debate the key issues and to plot a way forwards,” said Agnes Rortais, co-ordinator of EFSA’s MUST-B project.
“We hope this will be the beginning of a true EU-wide partnership that will help to halt the weakening and decline of honeybee colonies”.
The event aims to strengthen collaboration between all interested parties and establish an EU Bee Partnership.
EFSA hope it will be “the first step towards the creation of a European BeePartnership, a standing network that will put the conclusions of the symposium into practice”.
Throughout the event, attendants will hear from MEPs, professors and animal welfare campaigners , as well as groups such as ANSES and ECPA.
The event was organised after MEP Mariya Gabriel, chair of the European Parliament’s Working Group on Apiculture and Bee Health, tasked this year’s scientific conference to produce a proposal to half the decline of bees.