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ApiEcoFlora aims at exploring avenues for improving the dialogue between researchers, beekeepers and plant breeders by reporting on the most recent studies and advances in the areas of bees and environment, identifying the main challenges for sustainable beekeeping, crop production and pollination.
In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, hosts, June Stoyer and Tom Theobald will talk to Walter Haefeker, President of the European Professional Beekeepers Association about his participation in ApiEcoFlora.
Walter Haefeker is a professional beekeeper in Bavaria, where he is producing organic certified honey and providing pollination service to organic orchards in his region.. He has been volunteering his time as President of the European Professional Beekeepers Association (EPBA) since 2008 as well as on the Board of Directors of the German Professional Beekeepers Association (DBIB) since 2004. He is the coordinator of the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations (Apimondia) Working Group 10 on GMOs and the impact on the beekeeping sector. Walter Haefeker is the author of numerous articles on coexistence between beekeeping and GMO cultivation. Stay tuned!