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President of "Syndicat National d’Apiculture"

Professional beekeeper, he started 40 years ago with 3 hives.

With his experience in pesticides, he fights with the French national authorities for a healthy agricultural environment for bees since the early 90s for the ban on neonicotinoids, PPP treatments at nightfall, taking cocktail effects into account... In this context, he participated and still participates in the development of tests for the evaluation of toxicological risks of pesticides for pollinators.


Sandris AKMANS

Vice President - Northern Europe

Member of the Council Latvian Beekeepers’ Association
Address: Rīgas iela 22, Jelgava, LV-3004, Latvia


Deputy Vice President - Northern Europe (Sweden)

Member of the board of the Swedish Professional Beekeepers – Biodlingsföretagarna.

Owner and founder of Swedish Bee Company, based in the south of Sweden.

Bernhard HEUVEL

Vice President - Central Europe

Vizepräsident des Deutschen Berufs- und Erwerbsimkerbundes


Karl-Rainer KOCH

Managing Director of EPBA EEIG

Honorary Presidents of EPBA

Walter Haefeker - President 2008 - 2020, Vice President 2005 - 2008

Mag. Dr. Harald Singer - EPBA President 1998 - 2005