Beekeepers and project partners meet to exchange ideas, insights and knowledge
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, contributing to the discussions as online attendees.
Beekeepers and project partners at the B-GOOD final beekeepers event
The event showcased a series of enlightening presentations:
- Presentation: "Why are honey bees dying and sustainable perspectives offered by automated health monitoring" by Dirk de Graaf, UGENT
- Online Presentation: "Discovery of novel vibrational signals from the honey bee colony and what they tell us about bee health" by Martin Bencsik, TNTU
- Presentation: "Insights in sensor data across Europe" by Coby van Dooremalen, WPR
- Presentation: "Laboratory results" by Severine Matthijs, Sciensano
- Presentation: "An overview of the latest developments of the BEEP platform for both researchers and beekeepers" by Marten Schoonman, BEEP
- Presentation and workshop: "Lateral Flow Device on pollen" by Jeroen Peters, WFSR
- Online Presentation: "Modelling floral resources in space and time: from single plants to landscape-level assessment" by Elżbieta Ziółkowska, UJ
The presentation session was followed by a social event in the forest near the venue with all the beekeepers and speakers, called ‘road bowling’.
B-GOOD project coordinator Prof. Dirk de Graaf giving a presentation on "Why are honey bees dying and sustainable perspectives offered by automated health monitoring"
Attendees at the B-GOOD final beekeepers event