16 FEB 2024

Over the last four and a half years, B-GOOD partners have been busy with dedicated research, extensive field studies, innovative technologies development and knowledge exchange. They had the opportunity to work together and pave the way towards healthy and sustainable beekeeping within the European Union. By following a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach, B-GOOD managed to provide guidance for beekeepers and help them make better and more informed decisions. Achieving resilient...

14 FEB 2024

Bee colonies are shrinking worldwide and Dr. Alexis Beaurepaire is on the trail of the causes. In a recent interview, he explains how he uses data to predict the health of bee colonies. Alexis is a B-GOOD project collaborator at the Institute for Bee Health, University of Bern and at the Center for Bee Research at Agroscope, Swiss Federal Competence Center for Agricultural Research. In the interview, he shares how B-GOOD seeks to promote sustainable beekeeping in Europe, addressing...

21 DEC 2023

As 2024 is just around the corner, we want to wish you and your family happy holidays and a buzzing happy new year! All the highlights from 2023 you can see in our new

18 DEC 2023

2023 marked twelve busy months for us. A new B-GOOD video showcases our most prominent results and main achievements throughout the last year of the project.   Visit our YouTube channel to see

13 DEC 2023

Since 2012, the European Pollinator Week has been held annually at the European Parliament. This eleventh edition of the EU Pollinator Week was held on 28-30 November in a variety of online, in-person and hybrid sessions. It gathered representatives from European and national institutions, farmers, NGOs, and scientists to discuss and raise awareness about pollinator health and the importance of the beekeeping sector. Photo: EU Pollinator Week 2023 The event focused on key regulations...

6 DEC 2023

After four and a half years of dedicated research, extensive field studies, innovative technologies development and knowledge exchange, the B-GOOD project has officially ended. Over the last few years, project partners, beekeepers, external experts and other stakeholders had the opportunity to work together and pave the way towards healthy and sustainable beekeeping within the European Union. By following a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach, B-GOOD managed to provide guidance for...

9 NOV 2023

B-GOOD’s final newsletter has just been released, offering a closer look at what B-GOOD achieved in its final year and the legacy it leaves behind. Photo: B-GOOD final newsletter The B-GOOD closing conference marked the culmination of four and a half years of dedicated research, extensive field studies, innovative technologies development, and knowledge exchange among project partners, beekeepers, external experts and other stakeholders.  Now, we are pleased to present...

6 NOV 2023

B-GOOD was recently represented at the XII European Congress of Entomology (ECE 2023), a major European entomological meeting held in Heraklion, Crete, from 16-20 October 2023. The event brought together scientists from around the world to exchange knowledge, expertise and perspectives. This year, nearly 1000 entomologists from Europe and beyond attended, alongside representatives from Horizon 2020 projects B-GOOD, Safeguard and PoshBee, as well as the newly funded Horizon Europe projects...

2 NOV 2023

The communication of scientific information is an integral part of any research project and posters significantly simplify this task. Their visual impact promotes memorability, making complex concepts more digestible and they demonstrate real-world applications more easily. This was once again proved by several B-GOOD project partners who have prepared concise posters on different aspects of the project. After presenting them during B-GOOD’s closing conference and the 19th COLOSS...

30 OCT 2023

B-GOOD project partner Prof Wim Verbeke (Ghent University) recently shared valuable insights from the B-GOOD project at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (CIHEAM/MAICh). His seminar Exploring the Socio-economics of Beekeeping in Europe on 12 October 2023 brought together 1st and 2nd-year students alongside beekeepers to learn more and connect. Photo: Prof Wim Verbeke at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania The seminar shed light on the myriad...

26 OCT 2023

Over the past four and a half years, the B-GOOD project has given us the opportunity to develop a new perspective on the beekeeping sector in Europe. To provide a concise overview of our main results, we published a special project Legacy booklet dedicated to B-GOOD’s main achievements and key research. The first part summarises the key findings of each work package, thus offering a glimpse into what B-GOOD has achieved throughout the project’s duration. Photo: B-GOOD Legacy...

25 OCT 2023

The 19th COLOSS Conference 2023 took place on 3-4 October 2023 in Bled, Slovenia. Besides the Annual General Assembly Meeting, the event featured Core Project & Task Force State-of-the-Art and Update presentations, concurrent discussions on various topics and a poster session. All participants who were unable to attend in person were distributed Zoom links to take part virtually. Photo: Alexis Beaurepaire's B-GOOD stand for the COLOSS poster session B-GOOD demonstrated a...

18 OCT 2023

A new B-GOOD video offers highlights from the B-GOOD closing conference, held in Bled, Slovenia earlier in October.  The video presents a short overview of the conference, including snippets from the presentations held that day, the panel discussion, and insightful moments from the information market stands and posters showcasing the work and outputs of project partners. Interested in learning more? Visit our new YouTube playlist to watch all the presentations and the panel...

11 OCT 2023

B-GOOD’s website and YouTube channel are now filled with new content from the recent closing conference of the project. Held in Bled, Slovenia, this October, the conference brought together partners, researchers, and enthusiasts to showcase the outcomes and technologies developed during the project like the open research platform – BEEP, and the TaqMan assay. (All project results are introduced in the B-GOOD legacy booklet, available for download here.) For those interested in...

5 OCT 2023

The EU Horizon 2020 project B-GOOD concluded with a closing conference held in Bled, Slovenia, this October. This marked the culmination of four and a half years of dedicated research, extensive field studies, the development of innovative technologies, and the exchange of knowledge among project partners. The journey began with a kick-off Meeting in Ghent, Belgium in July 2019 and concluded with this event on the 2nd of October, 2023, just before the COLOSS congress on the 3rd and 4th of...

4 OCT 2023

The 48th edition of the Apimondia International Apicultural Congress took place from 4-8 September 2023 in Santiago, Chile. As the biggest beekeeping event in the world, it brought together beekeepers, scientists, honey traders, development workers, technicians, and legislators to listen, discuss, and learn from each other.  Under the slogan "APIMONDIA Chile 2023 - Sustainable Beekeeping, from the south of the world" the event offered a rich scientific program, an ApiExpo full...

28 SEP 2023

The B-GOOD final beekeepers event was held on the 9th of September 2023, both in person at the picturesque Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant De Buunderkamp in Wolfheze, the Netherlands, and virtually, bringing together a diverse group of approximately 20 attendees, consisting of beekeepers and project partners. One independent beekeeper and nine beekeepers from Tier 2 and Tier 3 participated in the event in person. Furthermore, there were additional participants who joined the meeting remotely,...

14 SEP 2023

This press release was originally published by EurekAlert! and AlphaGalileo. The project will introduce the results and technologies developed during the project, gathering the consortium members and external advisors one last time. The EU Horizon 2020 project B-GOOD, aiming at improving honey bee health and beekeeping sustainability, invites participants to the project’s closing conference in Bled, Slovenia this October. The upcoming scientific event will feature oral...

5 SEP 2023

On July 26th, 2023 B-GOOD coordinator Prof. Dr. Dirk de Graaf from Ghent University, Belgium, gave a lecture about marker-assisted selection in beekeeping at the polli.NET seminar, taking place at the Auditorium of Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal. The event was also streamed online for those who did not have the opportunity to attend in person.   Poster of the polli.NET event   The lecture entitled "Paving the way to marker-assisted...

17 JUL 2023

This press release was originally published by EurekAlert! and AlphaGalileo. B-GOOD organises a new Special Issue focusing on solutions to enhance sustainable beekeeping and improve bee management. The "Healthy and Sustainable Beekeeping" Special Issue in the open-access journal by MDPI Insects aims to bring together research articles and reviews of various disciplines related to the beekeeping of Apis spp. (including Apis mellifera and any of the Asian honey...