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2000: Conference in Dalsland, Sweden

4th International Conference of the International Association for the protection of the Dark European Bees, Dalsland and Jämtland, Sweden, August 19-25th, 2000

Welcome speech by Mr. Ingvar Arvidsson, Working Secretary of the North Bee Project and member of the organising committee of SICAMM 2000

Opening speech by the President of SICAMM, Dr. Josef A. Stark, Uppsala, Sweden

Chitozal-Apis liquid in control of chalk brood of the honeybee,
Prof. Dr Z. Gliński, Lublin, Poland

Varroa jacobsoni resistence and searching of beelines aggressive to Varroa jacobsoni
Prof. Dr. Janez Poklukar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

New concept of estimation breeding values in the honeybee considering queen and worker effects.
Prof. Dr Kaspar Bienefeld, Länderinstitut fur Bienenkunde, Hohen Neuenendorf, Germany

The foraging spectra of four subspecies of the honey bee (Apis mellifera).
Dipl. Biol. Kirsten Koppler, Institut für Bienenkunde, Oberursel, Germany

Advantages of the Middle European bees (Apis mellifera Melllfera L) as a component of inter-breed hybrids.
Prof. Jaroslaw Prabucki and Dr. Bożena Chuda Mickiewicz, University of Agriculture, Szczecin, Poland

Apis mellifera Mellifera as complement to other pollinators in Scandinavia,
Dr. Josef A. Stark, Uppsala, Sweden

My way of discussing inbreeding and Varroa jacobsoni
Dr. Kerstin Ebbersten, Uppsala, Sweden

New biometric method used in Sweden
Mr. Ingvar Pettersson and Mr. Per Thunman, Stockholm, Sweden

Breeding bees on a small scale
Prof. Dorian Pritchard, University of Newcastle, Great Britain

Establishing of a reservation for Apis mellifera Mellifera on Southern Greenland,
Dr. Ole Hertz, Bornholm, Denmark

Sunday, August 20th

Uncapping of Varroa infested brood cells by Apis mellifera Carnica and Apis mellifera Mellifera
Prof. Dr. Kaspar Bienefeld, Länderinstitut fur Bienenkunde, Hohen Neuendorf, Germany

The Black Honey Bee, Apis mellifera Mellifera consists of several genetic different strains. Studies based on variation in mitochondrial DNA
Prof. Dr. Bo Vest Pedersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Abstracts and Summaries from authors

Notes from the reports by different Dark European Bee (Apis mellifera Mellifera) Groups
Great Britain           Tom Robinson
France                    Yves Layec, Christophe Gautiers
Austria                   Hans Trenkenwalder- letter
Poland                    Bożena Chuda Mickiewicz
Germany                 Wolfgang Kunzfeld
Latvia                     Armands Krauze
Finland                   Information given by Ingvar Arvidsson and Josef A. Stark
Belgium                  Information given by the German group
Denmark                 Carl-Johan Junge
Norway                   Nils Drivdal
Sweden                   Per Ruth

Notes from the election of Executive committee
Resolution from the Conference
Report from the field trip to Lurö, Lake Vänern
By MSc. Katarina Stark
Report from me trip to Jämtland County
By Mr. Karl Drakenberg
List of participants








Dark Swedish bees at the hive entrance.













Ingvar Arvidsson inspecting a colony of docile dark Swedish bees, Lurö island mating apiary.








The SICAMM fleet sailing towards the island of Lurö, Lake Vänern.














SICAMM delegates visiting one of Karl Drakenberg’s apiaries, Jämtland, Central Sweden.









Karl Drakenberg (left) in one of his apiaries in Jämtland, Central Sweden.