Sustainable Management of Resilient Bee Populations

Press release

Malta: European experts to discuss ways to protect endemic bees

SmartBees are in Malta discuss ways to protect endemic bees

The Times of Malta has covered a meeting that members of the SmartBees consortium organized.

The article is linked here or for download here.

Project SmartBees has started

In the 6 million Euro, EU-sponsored “SmartBees” project, geneticists, molecular biologists, parasitologists, virologists, immunologists, communication specialists, mathematicians, and bee specialists from eleven countries are cooperating to address the problem of losses of European honeybee colonies caused by the varroa mite and the problem of losses of bee race diversity across Europe. This is the largest project ever funded in this area by the European Commission.
Read the press release in English, German and Romanian.