Dark Bee Breeders’ Automn seminar

The Finnish Dark Bee Keepers’ Association organises a seminar for its members and all interested on Saturday 7 October 2023. Participation and all servings during the coffee break are free of charge.
Place: Naantali Spa & Hotel, , Matkailijantie, FI-21100 Naantali, Finland

9.00 Welcome coffee
9.30 Opening of the event by M. Pöyhönen, Chair of the Association
9.40 Public support of the dark bee conservation in Finland through CAP funds in 2023-24: S. Jas, secretary of the Association
10.00 Update on the work of the Finnish Natural Research Institute LUKE to support native bee conservation in Finland: P. Tuunainen, LUKE
10.30 Apis mellifera mellifera conservation in Austria: M. Rubinigg, Austria
12.00 Lunch (at participant’s own cost)
13.00 Practice of herd bookkeeping and its management in conservation and breeding work: M. Rubinigg, Austria
13.45 Evaluation of Apis mellifera mellifera queens and the population in Finland, season 2023-2024: M. Pöyhönen
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 Practical aspects of bee wing analysis and peculiarities of beekeeping practice with the dark bee – Natuschka Lee, Sweden & M. Pöyhönen & Questions and Answers
17.00 Conclusion of the seminar

You can bring your dark bee honey for tasting at the seminar. You can also bring your own samples of bee wings or bees (30-35 pcs) so that the association can perform an expert wing analysis for you during the automn.

If you are unable to take part in the seminar at the place, you may follow it online using the Zoom application. In this case write us a message by e-mail to prior to the seminar.

This event is sponsored by the Finnish public funds from the national CAP strategic plan. See more in Finnish or Swedish here: Aid to beekeeping