Sustainable Beekeeping
Honey Fraud Industry

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  • 5 hours of content covering fraud in honey industry
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Why Industry?

More and more people encounter food only in its processed form. Grains are perceived as flour from the shelf, meat as nice packages. The milk is made into cartons, plastic, or glass bottles.

A fast lifestyle and an overflow of information fool us in an interesting way. We live on the surface, we have little desire and time to get to know each other, and we miss the essence of things.

Honey from the shelf for a bargain price. If you are not a beekeeper, it does not occur to you that it is almost impossible to get it for such a low price from bees.

Do you wonder why your honey is transparent, still not crystallized for the third year running and pancakes are covered beautifully with it? The fact that it is a dead sugar solution with a little boiled honey is absent from the label. This laboratory syrup did not support pollination, beekeepers or nature and should therefore, not be referred to as ‘honey’.

The fact is, that the honey is fake, and what is worse, it’s mass-produced. What are the reasons and consequences? That is why we have invited an international group of experts who will take a closer look into counterfeit honey with us!

This, and much more we’d like to discuss, will take place at the international conference titled "Honey Fraud Industry" at the Bratislava NH Gate One congress Hotel, November 8, 2020. Join the live broadcast!

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Words from BeeConf member
Svetozar Ruzicka

Why do we care?

The word "Bee", to us is an inspiration and a path to save humanity. Bees are strongly affected by the ever increasing climate change, droughts, pesticides and other chemicals. As beings, bees are tied to their environment. They can only be as healthy as their environment allows them to be, and humans are tied in this cycle too. If we protect the bees and their world, we are protecting our own world and its future.

We are in this together!

Speakers

US
Dr. Jeff Pettis

Researcher & Apimondia President

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Researcher & Apimondia President
BE
Ir. Étienne Bruneau

President of the Apimondia Commission "Beekeeping Technology and Quality"

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President of the Apimondia Commission "Beekeeping Technology and Quality"
SK
Dr. Juraj Majtan

Head of the Laboratory of Apidology and Apitherapy at the Institute of Molecular Biology Slovak Academy of Scieces

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Head of the Laboratory of Apidology and Apitherapy at the Institute of Molecular Biology Slovak Academy of Scieces
ARG
Prof. Norberto Luis Garcia

Professor of Apiculture

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Professor of Apiculture
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Lectures

60min
Prof. Marla Spivak

Dr. Jeff Pettis

Researcher & Apimondia President

Why do we protect honey?

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60min
Prof. Marla Spivak

Ir. Étienne Bruneau

President of the Apimondia Commission "Beekeeping Technology and Quality"

Honey fraud Industry

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60min
Prof. Marla Spivak

Dr. Juraj Majtan

Head of the Laboratory of Apidology and Apitherapy at the Institute of Molecular Biology Slovak Academy of Scieces

Qualities of raw honey

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60min
Prof. Norberto Luis Garcia

Prof. Norberto Luis Garcia

Professor of Apiculture

Combating Honey Fraud

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Flashback 2020

Our last sustainable beekeeping conference was a great success, with over 250 interested attendees. This time we’re aiming even higher, and including attendees from all over the world with the addition of our live-streaming option.

We can’t wait to discuss new findings, techniques, and innovations with our fellow beekeepers.

BeeConf 7th of March, 2020

Testimonials

Stanislav Jaš, Speaker

Dear fellow beekeepers and friends of bees and real honey, it was a real pleasure to take part and contribute to the success of the conference.

Etienne Calais, Speaker

I would like to thank you warmly for your invitation to this very interesting conference day.

Pavla Králová, Attendee

I would like to thank you for organizing this event. It was impossible to fall asleep after arriving home. My brain couldn't even process all the information and experiences presented during the conference. The event was absolutely perfect in all respects, everything showed a high level of professionalism.

Marie Šotolová, Attendee

Dear organisers, please allow me to thank you for a great conference in Bratislava. Expertise, venue, organization - everything was just top-notch.

Miroslav Kovacik, Attendee

It was simply great, in terms of social, professional, and information as well as media coverage. The lectures were dynamic, the presentations were interesting and the topics are most important. Also, in terms of moderation and interpretation, everything was perfect. Why am I highlighting it like this? In my field, it's common for these events to be dry and boring, and that is why I am glad that you have also reached beekeeping lectures at such a high level. Not to mention how good and comfortable I felt there, „like in heaven“.

Juraj Babala, Attendee

I express my admiration and great praise for your enormous efforts to take traditional beekeeping to such a high level. You also offered great wine, and the moderators created a great atmosphere. I stayed until the "very end of the day" and it was amazing. I received a lot of new stimulating information. I'm excited about the Varroa Controller again.

Mgr. Richard Rischer, Attendee

Thank you for the opportunity to attend such an amazing conference as you organized on Saturday. I have a feeling that we don't have to worry so much about the future of our bees when all your team will continue your work in the future. I saw several participants that they were prepared for a significantly lower level and were literally surprised how professional you organized everything on that day.

Our Story

From a humble idea, and a balcony in an apartment building, to the rooftop apiary of the Congress Hotel Gate One. The hotel’s beekeeping co-owner, Rastilav Pavlisin, started beekeeping in 2018, when he met his mentor, Svetozar Ruzicka. Under Svetozar’s guidance, Rastislav opened the bee hotel; and went on to win two gold medals in the Apislavia International Beekeepers’ Competition in Moscow.

Following their early success, the duo started searching for chemical-free beekeeping methods, and met Helena Prokova. One of the bee’s greatest threats is the Varroa Destructor. A parasitic mite which attacks and feeds on honeybees, causing diseases. Helena was very experienced with dealing with these dangerous mites without the use of powerful chemicals. Her method of choice is hypothermia, which allows for beekeeping products to be of higher quality and value. Thanks to this method, Rastislav’s honey went on to win the silver medal in Apimondia 2019 in Canada.

In March of 2020, the trio decided to host their first beekeeping conference: “The Future of European Beekeeping”. After the success of this event, the trio dubbed the Gate One as ‘The First Bee Hotel in Bratislava’’. With your help, this hotel can become a place for the best beekeepers in the world to share their knowledge, inspiration, and experience with the worldwide community of beekeepers.

Let us create a more beautiful world, with happier bees and beekeepers!

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