Scientific Programme

Scientific Programme

*subject to change

TUESDAY, 21 MARCH 2023

12:00 – 19:00 Registration
17:00 – 19:00 Official Opening Ceremony
19:00 – 21:00 Welcome Cocktail Reception

 

WEDNESDAY, 22 MARCH 2023

07:30 – 08:30 Registration

Keynote Session

Hall 1AB

Chairperson: To be confirmed

08:30 – 09:15 Pesticide effects on bees and how to protect them Dr Fani Hatjina
09:15 – 09:30 Comfort break and move to other meeting rooms
  Breakaway Session 1 Breakaway Session 2 Breakaway Session 3 Breakaway Session 4
  Climate Change Bee Health Country & Regional Reports  
09:30 – 09:50

Beekeeping and climate change

Etienne Brunneau

Evaluation of the toxicity of formulated systemic insecticides used in agriculture to honey bees (Apis mellifera (L.)) and honey quality

Mazi Sanda, Cameroon

Kenya
Jedidah Kiharason, Kenya
Muriuki James Maina, Kenya

Malawi
Amon Kabuli, Malawi

Sudan
Faisal Ibrahim, Sudan

Nigeria
Ayoade Akande, Nigeria

South Africa
To be confirmed

Zimbabwe
Ministry of Agriculture

Mozambique
Ministry of Agriculture

09:50 – 10:10

Study of the presence, infestation rate and incidence of honeybee Apis mellifera adansonii Latreille ectoparasite Varroa destructor in Burkina Faso, West Africa

Issa Nombre, Burkina Faso

  Beekeeping Technology Bee Conservation
10:10 – 10:30

HivePulse smart beehive monitoring device fighting vandalism and theft, while increasing hive health awareness through intuitive technology

Albert Mutangiri, SA

 

Tackling pollinator declines in East Africa

Kathrin Krausa, Tanzania

10:30 – 11:00 Tea / Coffee Break / Exhibition & Poster Viewing
11:00 – 11:20

Automated system for monitoring and optimizing beehives parameters for honey quality improvement

Antoni Bairo, Tanzania

Bacterial strains may provide remedy for American Foulbrood

Teresa Goszczynska, SA

Beekeeping for individuals living with disabilities

Friends of Usambara's land restoration resilience project, through tree planting inorder to conserve the biodiversity and mitigate climate change

Barbara Madiwa, Tanzania

11:20 – 11:40

Emato beaded Maasai bee hive

Sayianka Ntore, Kenya

A hitchhiker's ride: the bee louse uses chemical mimicry and eavesdrops on its host communication

Abdullahi Yusuf, SA

Conservation beekeeping and climate change

Saul Mwame, Tanzania

  Policy Development
11:40 – 12:00

An overview of post-colonial beekeeping in Zimbabwe from 1980 – 2022

Shingirirayi Mugabe, Zimbabwe

A small bee therapy house as a special form of apitherapy

Mechthilde Faist, SA

The vanishing gum trees

Charles Verster, SA

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break / Exhibition & Poster Viewing
13:00 – 13:20

Honey wax, marinades and sauces. Products and recipes

 

The effect of feeding honeybees pollen substitutes during the dearth period, Sudan

Faisal Ibrahim, Sudan

Workshop on beekeeping technology

Etienne Brunneau

Mead Workshop

Ernst Thompson -Melaurea Meadery, South Africa

Krzysztof Piwowar (Poland)

Marek Leczycki (Poland)

 

  Bee Biology
13:20 – 13:40

The honey bee Apis mellifera genetic diversity and beekeeping development in Ethiopia

Teweldemedhn G. Hailu, Ethiopia

13:40 – 14:00

Chemical communication of Drones of Apis Mellifera Scutellata (Lepeletier)

Eloise Butcher, SA

14:00 – 14:20

Crematogaster chiarinii (ants) as a potential biological control agent for protecting honeybee colonies from driver ant (Dorylus quadratus) attack in Africa

Nuru Adgaba, Saudi Arabia

14:20 – 14:40

Morphometrics study of Apis florea and Apis mellifera from different locations in Sudan

Mohammed Mustafa, Sudan

14:40 – 15:00  
15:00 – 15:30 Tea / Coffee Break / Exhibition & Poster Viewing
15:30 – 17:00 Hive products and cosmetics – Adding value to your apicultural business Workshop on commercial pollination Regulatory frameworks
David Mukomana,
DALRRD representatives
Fani Hatjina – Regulations and pitfalls in ppesticide approval
African Bureau of Standards reps.
 
17:00 – 18:00 Poster Session 1 Poster Session 2  

 

THURSDAY, 23 MARCH 2023

07:30 – 08:30 Registration  

Keynote Session

Hall 1AB

Chairperson: To be confirmed

08:30 – 09:15 The protection of honey purity and authenticity: A prerequisite and also a challenge for future market developments Prof Norberto Garcia, Argentina
09:15 – 09:30 Comfort break and move to other meeting rooms
 

Breakaway Session 1: Beekeeping and Rural Development

Session Chair: Nicola Bradbear

Breakaway Session 2: Bee Products
09:30 – 09:50

Framework Hive Concept – An affordable sustainable Beehive that combines all the advantages of standard hives

Abraham Allotey, Ghana

Physicochemical constituents of honey samples in different agro-ecological zones of Lesotho

Makhosi Lepheana, Lesotho

09:50 – 10:10

Is beekeeping still viable for new upcoming beekeepers in South Africa?

Elizabeth Lundall-Magnuson, SA

Honey in wound management. Retrospective case studies in veterinary medicine

Lynne Hepplestone, SA

10:10 – 10:30

Multiplication of honeybee (Apis mellifera Adansonii L.) colonies using three different low-cost model nucleus hives design in two main vegetation zones of Nigeria

Ayoade Akande, Nigeria

Fundamentals of detecting honey and wax fraud

Kodjo Logou Agossou, Togo

10:30 – 11:00 Tea / Coffee Break / Exhibition & Poster Viewing
11:00 – 11:20

Beyond aid, organized beekeeping for rural social economic transformation: A case study of happy community organization beekeeping project in Loitoktok Kenya

James Wangunyu, Kenya

Apimondia Africa Roundtable

Facilitated by Jeff Pettis and David Mukomana

Africa Regional Commission

11:20 – 11:40

Why many beekeeping projects fail in Sub-Saharan Africa: A case of Uganda

Robert Kajobe, Uganda

11:40 – 12:00

Determinants of hive choices in beekeeping for rural development

Robert Mutisi, Zimbabwe

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break / Exhibition & Poster Viewing
13:00 Technical Tours / Excursions
19:00 Gala Dinner

 

FRIDAY, 24 MARCH 2023

07:30 – 08:30 Registration  

Keynote Session

Hall 1AB

Chairperson: To be confirmed

08:30 – 09:15 To be confirmed Mmabatho Portia Morudi, SA
09:15 – 09:30 Comfort break and move to other meeting rooms
 

Breakaway Session 1: Beekeeping and Rural Development

Session chair: Megan Denver

Breakaway Session 2: Pollination
09:30 – 09:50 To be confirmed

Distribution map of pollen and honey types in Tanzania

Cassian Mumbi, Tanzania

09:50 – 10:10

Assessing the Potential of Bee Keeping and Honey Commercialization in Enhancing Smallholder Food Security, Incomes and Forest Conservation in Rural Areas of Malawi: Options for Policy and Market Development

Amon Kabuli, Malawi

Heroes or villains: honey bees and pollination

Robin Crewe, SA

10:10 – 10:30

The Smart Beehive: Integrating Modern Technology in Beekeeping

Danson Chege, Kenya

Honey bee foraging movements are unlikely to result in frequent cross-pollination of blueberries

Keanu Martin, SA

10:30 – 11:00 Tea / Coffee Break / Exhibition & Poster Viewing
11:00 – 11:20

Beekeeping in schools initiative – Buhera

Tirivanhu Mutomba & Japhypter Mudongo, Zimbabwe

Commercial blueberry pollination: A South African perspective

Hannelie Human, SA

11:20 – 11:40

Honey-hunting and honeybee ecology in the Niassa Special Reserve, Mozambique

To be confirmed, SA

Short and long term effects of pesticide use on honey bees

Ekin Varol, Turkey

11:40 – 12:00

Sustainable beekeeping in rural development

Simthembile Nzuzo

Neonicotinoid pesticides and their effects on honey bee health

Gamze Ertem, Turkey

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break / Exhibition & Poster Viewing  
13:00 Closing and Awards Ceremony