European Bee Week 2016
Last week, the ‘European Week of Bees and Pollination’ took place in Brussels, where representatives of European and national institutions, beekeepers, farmers, researchers and animal health experts all came together to discuss the most recent developments in beekeeping and urge policy makers to address the problems they face. Bees are becoming more susceptible to disease, they’re losing essential habitat, pushed out by intensive land use, they’re falling victim to pesticides used by farmers and they’re even being detrimentally affected by climate change.
The World President of Apimondia, that’s the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations, is Philip McCabe, who’s a very familiar voice here on Mooney Goes Wild. Philip was one of the keynote speakers at the conference which took place over a two day period, and our very own Dr Richard Collins was also there…
Mairéad McGuinness with Philip McCabe and Gerry Ryan
Gerry Ryan, Dr Richard Collins, Philip McCabe and Eamon Magee
Philip McCabe, World Beekeeping President, and Prince Albert of Monaco share a light moment at the Beekeepers Conference in Brussels