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There are currently three articles available in Bee Culture Magazine about the standardization of bee-related data:

The fourth one in this series titled "Building Trust and Data Integrity in Bee Data Sharing“ should be available soon.

For more information about the conference and how to register click on the link below:

Revolution in Food and Biomass Production (REFAB)

Hosted by


Chair of European Week of Bees and Pollination and of the “Apiculture & Bee Health” working group of the EP Intergroup
“Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development”

and MEPs Mairead McGuinness, Marijana Petir, Nathalie Griesbeck, Frédérique Ries, Pavel Poc, Julie Girling

with the participation of The Biodiversity network for bees, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech - Université de Liège, BeeLife, Copa-Cogeca, BeeOdiversity, European Crop Protection Association (ECPA), International Confederation of European Beet Growers (CIBE), European Professional Beekeepers Association (EPBA)

REGISTRATION - Important : deadline for registration is the 22nd of June (EP security services ask for info several days in advance..)


INTERPRETATION - There will be interpretation FR-EN for all events. For the High Level Conference: EN-FR-ES-IT-RO-Croatian. (If you want to bring members from your country and need translation, the infrastructure is there, but you need to provide funding for the translators to get any additional language covered.)

Beecome 2018

will take place in Graz, Austria 23-25 February 2018 in conjunction with

Api-Expo 2018

24-25 February 2018


Schwarzlseehalle" in Premstätten near Graz, Austria

Thalerhofstraße 85
8141 Premstätten

Beecome 2018 is going to be the most important beekeeping event in Europe in 2018.

The widest and richest exhibition of modern beekeeping equipment along with
an important opportunity for discussion between most qualified researchers, beekeeping associations, veterinary officials, organizations, national and EU institutions.
Beecome has been launched in France, next editions took place in Belgium, Germany, Sweden and Italy.

We look forward to a wide attendance from the whole of Europe.

Beecome2018 is supported by:

EPBA (European Professional Beekeeper Association)
Bee Life European Beekeeping Coordination