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2004: Conference on Læsø, Denmark


6th SICAMM Conference – September 10th-12th 2004.

13.00: Collection of participants at the Ferry in Vesterø.
13.15: Collecting participants at Gammelgaard Feriecenter.
13.30: Collecting participants at Börjesons Sjötaxi in Østerby havn.
Tour of Læsø, Visit to Beekeepers and other sites of interest by bus. Repeated Sunday.
17.30: Registration 18.00-20.00: Dinner
20.00: - Registration continued
and social get together.
20.00; SICAMM Executive committee meeting:
• Preparing programme
• Harmonize contributions
• Preparing statements
• Press release
• Preparing for elections
Saturday 11. September
07.45 - 08.30: Breakfast
09.00: Sicamm - nine years - Josef Stark. Nils Drivdal.
Welcome by Vice-mayor of Læsø Erik Malmose.
Welcome by President of Læsø Biavlerforening, Kaj Klitgaard Christensen
Welcome by Asger Søgaard Jørgensen
Carl Johan Junge, Klaus Langschwager, Flemming Vejsnaes, Asger Søgaard Jørgensen
Strategies for protection of the Brown Bee on Læsø
10.00: Nils Drivdal: Human influence on bee stocks - in history until now - on a background of political and economical influence.
10.30: Dorian Pritchard : Honey bee conservation in the 21st. Century - new tools and their possibilities.
11.00: Coffee
11.30: Bo Vest-Pedersen and Annette Bruun Jensen, DK: What can DNA tell us about the evolution of black bees (Apis mellifera mellifera)
12.00: Annette Bruun Jensen and Bo Vest Pedersen, DK: Purity of Nordic and British Black Bee (Apis mellifera mellifera)
12.30: Discussion - Panel: Dorian Pritchard, Bo Vest-Pedesen, Nils Drivdal.
12.45: Lunch
14.15: Jacob Kahn, IR: Aspects of Beewing morphology
14.45: Andrew Abrahams, UK: An Isolated population of Apis mellifera mellifera in the Hebrides
15.15: Coffee, Tea.
15.45: Ole Herz: The beeping project in South Greenland.
16.15: Klaus Langschwager, DK: Observations on the mating behaviour of the Black Bee on Læsø.
16.45: Philip McCabe: The APIMONDIA project in Ireland 2005.
17.15: Discussion.
19.00: Conference Dinner.
Sunday 12 September
07.45: Breakfast.
08.30: Project reports, each 15 minutes: Denmark
08.45: England
09.00: France
09.15: Ireland
09.30: Northern Ireland
09.45: Germany/Belgium
10.00: Austria
10.15: Poland
10.30: Coffee
10.45: Finland
11.00: Norway
11.15: Baltic States
11.30: Sweden
11.45: Switzerland
12.00: Open /discussions, and conclusion of conference.
13.00: Lunch
14.00 -17.30: Tour of Læsø. Visit to Beekeepers and other sites of interest by bus. For those who were not on the tour Friday, (same tour as Friday)
For biavlere fra Læsø laves et special arrangement lørdag eftermiddag. Danmarks Biavlerforening giver kaffen
Bo Vest-Pedersen and Annette Bruun Jensen, DK Hvad fortæller DNA os om udviklingen af den brune bi (Apis mellifera mellifera)
Annette Bruun Jensen and Bo Vest Pedersen, DK. Renhed afnordiske og brittiske brune bier (Apis mellifera mellifera)
Carl Johan Junge, Klaus Langschwager, Flemming Vejsnæs, Asger Søgaard Jørgensen

Strategier for beskyttelse af de brune bier pa Læsø. Diskussion.








Delegates at the conference venue, Læsø.









Apiary of Danish trough hives, Læsø.














Taking a sample of Danish bees for morphometric studies.









Inspecting a colony of docile dark Danish bees.









Warnholz queen mating hives.














Interior of Danish trough hive, showing single tier of deep frames with space for honey super above.








Heather apiary, Læsø.