Bee keeping article
8th European Beekeeping Conference – from the comfort of your own home!
Our parent beekeeping company, Tomasz Łysoń, is the official partner of the 8th European
Beekeeping Conference and they would like to invites every beekeeper to attend this virtual event.
The entire event will be simultaneously translated into Polish, English and Russian, thus
enabling the participation of thousands of beekeepers from all over the world. The rich content
presented by international experts will have the opportunity to be discussed not only among the
didactic staff of the event, but also in a general chat between the participants of the congress. The
European Beekeeping Congress BEECOME is one of the most prestigious beekeeping events in the
world, which has a significant impact on the development of beekeeping awareness among the owners
of European apiaries. This time the conference, due to its virtual nature, has a chance to reach the
greatest extent in BEECOME’s history, involving beekeepers not only from Europe.
The European Beekeeping Congress BEECOME is one of the biggest events in the European
beekeeping industry, supported by leading authorities in the world of beekeeping for years. This year,
the conference will be held entirely via the internet, allowing every beekeeping enthusiast
in the world to participate in the international conference. The conference, which is organised on 20-
21th November, is a great opportunity to take part in discussions between the most qualified scientists,
beekeeping associations, veterinary representatives and beekeeping associations from
all over Europe. Beecome seeks to discuss with experts the growing interest in the beekeeping economy, as well
as common approaches to the problems of modern beekeeping.
The initiative was made in 2012 in France as an answer to the still-growing interest in
beekeeping. The founders of the European Beekeeping Congress BEECOME are: Henry Clement –
president of the Union Nationale de l’Apiculture Française (UNAF), Etienne Bruneau – Centre Apicole
de recherche et Information (CARI) and Karl-Rainer Koch – European Professional Beekeeper
This year, the official partner of BEECOME 2021 is the Beekeeping Company Tomasz Łysoń,
occupying the position of a world leader in the production of beekeeping equipment with distribution
in over 70 countries. The company has been awarded many times for its activity and innovative
projects in many prestigious competitions. During the Apimondia itself, it was awarded a total of 10
medals among other countries. As a brand with over 25 years of experience, it has extensive
experience in organising all kinds of industry events, including webinars held via the internet platform.
The organisation of the BEECOME event is another operation for the company aimed at developing its
business with new projects. Thus, the European Beekeeping Congress on November 2021 is also an
opportunity to promote our country on the international arena of the beekeeping market. It has an
exceptional importance during Poland’s current efforts to organise Apimondia 2025 in the country, in
which the Łysoń company also actively participates. It is the many years of experience on the foreign
market which guarantees the quality of projects undertaken by the Beekeeping Company Tomasz
Łysoń, perfectly suited to international relations.
So far, the conference has been held in France, Romania, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Italy
and Austria, where it has met with considerable interest, not only from bee breeders but also from
local and foreign media. Each time the conference programme was adapted to the current problems
of the European beekeeping economy. The topics discussed so far include: falsifying of bee products,
the use of pesticides and other problems related to intensive farming, integration of pollinators as a
control tool, protection of local bee breeds, bee products – the key to health – Api-nutrition, Varroa
destructor and other risks in the apiary.
Due to the current pandemic situation in the world, the organisation of the European Beecome
Congress will be modernised this year with respect to the guidelines of the World Health Organization
(WHO). In 2021, the conference will not be accompanied by a typical exhibition of beekeeping
equipment and the lectures will be held online, ensuring all safety requirements for participants.
Beecome2021 speakers will include, among others Dr Peter Kozmus, Dr Hatjin fans, and Prof.
Dr Martin Giurfa, as well as representatives of the Polish scientific staff like dr hab. Małgorzata
Bieńkowska, dr Anna Gajda or dr hab. Dariusz Gerula, discussing separate problems and issues related
to the European beekeeping market during individual presentations. 12 lectures transmitted via
internet connection will be enriched with an additional discussion club aimed at exchanging
information and experience between conference participants.
During this year’s Beekeeping Conference, the following topics will be discussed during the
As BEECOME is also an initiative to promote enterprises and institutions in the beekeeping
industry, showrooms will be available during the event, i.e. virtual booths for companies, enabling
participants to present their own activities and the latest technological opportunities supporting the
development of the European beekeeping economy, in exchange for the foregoing stationary
Dr Piotr Mędrzycki Towards the true well-being of bees – a common effort of science and practice
Lotta Fabricius B-RAP research results
Dr Piotr Semkiw The beekeeping sector in Poland
Dr hab. Dariusz Gerula The case of ecological beekeeping in Poland and its prospects for the future
Etienne Bruneau New challenges for beekeeping: climate changes and well-being of bees
Prof. Dr Martin Giurfa Honeybee pheromones as cognitive factors: unexpected role beyond intraspecies communication
Dr hab. Małgorzata Bieńkowska It is possible to breed bees which are resistant to varroasis?
Dr vet. Andrzej Bober Bees turnover – easy or difficult? The European Union (EU) Regulations
and the OIE guidelines for the turnover of bees within and outside the EU.
Dr n. vet., Dr vet. Anna Gajda Bee illnesses and climate changes
PhD Daniela Laurino A threat to Europe from Vespa velutina
Dr Fani Hatjina Results of a pan-European experiment relevant to the interactions genotype-environment
Dr Peter Kozmus Beekeeping in Slovenia – an example of sustainable development and success