The western honey bee in nature. Pantelleria May 16-20, 2022
Inviting scientists and activists studying free-living colonies of Apis mellifera, their relationship to other pollinators, managed colonies and ecosystems. The detailed program will be available soon.
Organization: Parco Nazionale Isola di Pantelleria (in cooperation with Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre, Parco Nazionale della Maiella, Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio and Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago Toscano).
Valeria Malagnini, Paolo Fontana (Fondazione Edmund Mach), Gabriella Lo Verde, Tommaso La Mantia (Università di Palermo)
Sonia Anelli, Andrea Biddittu (Parco Nazionale Isola di Pantelleria), Patrizio Scarpellini (Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre), Susanna D'Antoni, Monica Vercelli, Valter Bellucci (ISPRA), Ignazio Floris (Accademia Nazionale di Entomologia, Università di Sassari), Cecilia Costa, Laura Bortolotti (CREA-AA), Nicola Tormen, Enrico Ruzzier (World Biodiversity Association), Antonio Felicioli (CTSTAA, Università di Pisa, CiRAA), Gennaro Di Prisco (CNR), Fani Hatjina, Riccardo Jannoni (Apimondia), Joann Sy (Pollinis), Giacomo Ciriello, Nicola Bradbear (Bees for Development).
Day 1 - Arrival and Social Dinner
Day 2 - Free-living colonies of Apis mellifera, their value and conservation
Day 3 - Interactions between free-living and managed bees and the conservation of western honey bee subspecies
Day 4 - Monitoring and protecting wild pollinators
Day 5 - Signature of a collegial document, The Pantelleria Declaration, outlining practical measures for the protection of free-living colonies of Apis mellifera and all wild pollinators during World Bee Day, 20 May 2022.
Each day will involve presentations by leading researchers, a poster session to showcase relevant projects and studies around the world and round table discussions to define the contents of The Pantelleria Declaration.
Participation in the conference will include an excursion in the Parco Nazionale Isola di Pantelleria, including visits to organic farms, free-living honey bee colonies and sites of historical interest and natural beauty.
The last day of the meeting will be held in Italian, all the other days in English.
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