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Apimondia Philippines 2016 Symposium and Workshop on Indigenous Bees

Highlights

Rationale:

FFTC partnered with APIMONDIA Regional Commission for Asia and partly sponsored the APIMONDIA 2016 Symposium: Exhibits and Workshops on Indigenous Bee Species. This is also jointly organized by the Beekeepers’ Network Philippines Foundation, Inc. (BEENET Philippines); University of the Philippines and the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Agricultural Research. This symposium will provide a forum for bee researchers, policy makers, farmers, and beekeepers around the world to discuss topics related to bees and pollination, and to share their beekeeping practices and experiences. The specific objectives of this event are as follows: a) to present informative talks on advancements in the field of pollination, bee biology, beekeeping extension and economy, and bee product development; b) to conduct a workshop on the mass production of stingless bees and hive product processing; c) to forge a collaboration among nations on pollination studies and d) to generate resources and information to support Project INSPIRE (Initiative to Sustain and Protect Indigenous bee species to Restore Ecosystem services).

Objectives:

  • To co-organize the regional (Asian) Apimondia symposium
  • To sponsor two Taiwan Experts and two FFTC staff to participate in this international event

Description of major activities:

Day 1: Opening ceremony Day 2: Science sessions Day 3: Fieldwork/ Workshop Day 4: Field trip


Expected outputs:

  1. Collect and collate updated research studies, and industry development of bees from countries in the Asian Pacific region
  2. Demonstrate Taiwan’s latest honey bee physiology research and honey bee industry development;
  3. Strengthen cooperative research and industrial development partnerships; and
  4. Extend FFTC’s global impact by increasing database information

Major findings/recommendations:

  • Protect and conserve native bee species through bee pasture development, regulate the entry of native bee species and minimize use of pesticides;
  • Disseminate and promote best beekeeping practices to produce bee products that are safe to human health and friendly to the environment;
  • Craft standards for honey and implement to serve as basis for local and international requirements; 
  • Organize pollination initiatives amongst Asian nations; and
  • Initiate activities to sustain research and extension on native bee species and other pollinators.

Official Apimondia 2016 Symposium website: http://www.apimondiaphilippines2016.com/

 


Dr. Wan-Tien Tsai, Agricultural Specialist, Food and Fertilizer Technology Center
Presentation title: Alternative pollinators for protected cultivation of horticultural crops in Taiwan

 


Dr. Mei-Chun Lu, Chief of Dahu branch, Miaoli District Agricultural Research and Extension Station,Council of Agricultural,Executive Yuan
Presentation title: Current status and future perspectives of apiculture industry in Taiwan

 


Dr. En-Cheng Yang, Professor & Chairman of Department of Entomology, National Taiwan University
Presentation title: Neuroethological studies on the sublethal effects of imidacloprid to honey bee

 


Group photo. A total number of 230 international participants from 27 countries attend the symposium.

 

 

program

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papers

En-Cheng Yang, PhD        Paper     Slide
Neuroethological studies on the sublethal effects of imidacloprid to honey bee
Professor & Chairman
Department of Entomology
National Taiwan University
TAIWAN

Mei-Chun Lu, PhD        Paper     Slide
Current status and future perspectives of apiculture industry in Taiwan
Associate researcher and Chief
Sericulture and Apiculture Section
Miaoli District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, COA
TAIWAN

Wan-Tien Tsai, PhD        Paper     Slide
Bumblebees as Pollinators for Protected Cultivation of Horticultural Crops in Taiwan (paper as attached)
Agricultural Specialist
Food and Fertilizer Technology Center
Taipei, TAIWAN

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