The 10th EURL annual workshop held on October 2020

The EURL for Bee Health held its 10th annual workshop on 21st and 22nd October 2020 by video conference. This first remote EURL workshop was a success with up to 54 participants connected at the same time.

This year, the discussions focused on exotic diseases with presentations on the small hive beetle (SHB) and Tropilaelaps spp. mites, whose a ring test for morphological identification that the EURL organised was presented. Dr. Franco Mutinelli, Head of the Italian NRL, presented a state of play of the occurrence and surveillance of SHB in Southern Italy. Dr. Orlando Yanez presented a subject on international beeswax trade and small hive beetle invasions.

The participants had also the pleasure to listen to presentations from two NRL representatives. Dr. Marc Schäfer, head of the German NRL and Dr. Gunita Deksne, representative of the Latvian NRL, gave a talk on their activities and the honey bee health status in their respective countries.

We thank all the speakers for their interesting presentations and all the contributors for the fruitful discussions.

Practical information and documents for the NRL network can be found here.