Conference on bee health: how research can contribute to risk assessment

EFSA is co-hosting with the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) a scientific conference on bee health focusing on the role of research in supporting risk assessment.

The conference, which takes place in Paris on 9 December, is aimed at a broad audience including beekeepers, research scientists, public decision-makers, and representatives of industry and consumer bodies. Topics for discussion include:

  • Methodologies for the risk assessment and approval of plant protection products in the EU.
  • Monitoring programmes to assess bee health.
  • Modelling to support holistic risk assessments of bee health.

The day will finish with a roundtable discussion on “Sustainable beekeeping and agriculture: the need for alternative treatment methods and closer collaboration between beekeepers and farmers”.

More information and registration details here.