The EURL for Bee Health held its 12th annual workshop on 4th & 5th October 2022 by video conference. This workshop was a success with up to 56 connections at the same time.

Dr. Franco Mutinelli, Head of the Italian NRL, presented a state of play of the occurrence and surveillance of SHB in Southern Italy. The participants had also the pleasure to listen to two presentations of NRLs’ activities and the current honey bee health status in Denmark by Dr. Per Kryger (head of the Danish NRL) and in Hungary by (Dr. Attila Timar, head of the Hungarian NRL).

This year, we also had a presentation from Dr. Eric Dubois, virologist in the EURL and Dr. Agnès Ménage, veterinarian, on V. destructor detection in a French island free of varroa, the measures taken and the virus prevalence. The NRL network also discussed the article 9(2) of the (EU) 2020/689 Regulation and what is entailed for AFB diagnosis. The workshop ended by the presentation of the EURL activities during the last period and the work perspectives.


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

Documents and presentations of the workshop can be found here for the NRL network.