|Partner 1. HAO-API Hellenic Agricultural Organization ‘DEMETER- Greece
|The Department of Apiculture is one of its 63 research units belonging to Hellenic Agricultural Organization ‘DEMETER’, Its mission its double: 1. the basic and applied research in all bee related subjects and 2. to provide scientific support and education to the beekeeping sector
|Laboratories with an for image analysis, microscopic observations, fluorescent microscope, incubators for cage bee experiments, high no of honey bee colonies, experimental plots of fruit and nut trees
|Partner 2. TSP TERRA SPATIUM SA- SME- Greece
|TERRA SPATIUM SA is a Greek SME company with 30 years of focused experience and wide range of capabilities in the fields of Geo-information, Remote Sensing and Software Development.
|TERRA SPATIUM has dedicated servers and workstations, as well as several commercial licenses for specialized software and hardware development, remote sensing and GIS systems such as Inpho Trimble, Erdas Imagine, Envi Harris and ArcGIS Esri. Moreover, TERRA SPATIUM is the EUGENIUS Greek HUB, a geo-information services’ platform connected to Copernicus data and core services and interfacing legacy GIS populated with local data.
|Partner 3. UMBB-DZ University of Boumerdes-Department of Agronomy- Algeria
|The University of Boumerdes is one of the largest universities in Algeria. Animal production and more particularly beekeeping occupies an important place with a research laboratory and breeding stations
|Fully equipped biology and physiology laboratories for microbiological and routine analyzes, research apiaries
|Partner 4. CUT Cyprus University of Technology- Cyprus
|The Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science has accumulated extensive research experience on the study of bee diversity and pollination, as well as on the study of the effects of climate change on agricultural systems.
|Well equipped laboratories for studies on bees including constant-temperature cabinets, binocular and compound microscopes, rearing facilities, and computer facilities for the analysis of the effects of climate change on agricultural systems.
|Partner 5. UNIZD Dep. of ecology, agronomy & aquaculture; University of Zadar- Croatia
|Oriented on scientific research and teaching in the ecological spirit in agriculture and aquaculture. Agricultural production is observed in a different way from the conventional ones, which includes an integrated and environmentally friendly approach in the Mediterranean environment.
|Equipped laboratory for chemical analyses and microbiology, experimental apple orchard and vineyard
|Partner 6. FAZOS Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek- Croatia
|The major activity of the Faculty is scientific research, primarily in the field of Agriculture and Biotechnology (plants, animals and farming technologies)
|FAZOS also has 5 central laboratories capable for analysis of organic and inorganic matter from field to table, among which one is dedicated for food quality control. Also, FAZOS possesses its own Experimental farm with 100 ha of arable crop land, together with 1 ha of orchard and greenhouse for control plant growth
|Partner 7. UNIBS Università degli Studi di Brescia- Italy
|The new Agrofood Lab (headed by Professor Gianni Gilioli) is a multidisciplinary team, aimed at promoting: Human health and wealth; Environmental health and sustainability; Sustainable growth and socio-economical valorisation. An important research line concerns honey bee health and sustainable apiculture. The University of Brescia is partner of the ApisRAM Project aimed at assessing the risk of pesticides on bees under a context of multiple stressors within the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) MUST-B framework.
|An important network of interdisciplinary research infrastructures and several platforms of the Agrofood Lab developing models supporting i) the assessment of honey bee health, ii) the analysis of risks linked to pests and invasive species, and iii) the evaluation of ecosystem services and functional biodiversity.
|Partner 8. ACME21 ACME 21, SRL (brand Beeing and BeeSecure)- SME- Italy
|ACME21 SRL is a startup based in Italy specializing in IoT devices called BeeSecure that allow beekeepers to not only track the location of their hives, but also to collect different types of data to check on the wellbeing of the swarm and to help beekeepers understand the bees better. These devices collect humidity and temperature data as well as record sounds that the bees produce. This device can also be updated remotely.
|Laboratory for manufacturing IoT tools and devices
|Partner 9. LARI Lebanese Agriculture Research Institute- Lebanon
|The Institute has 120 departments one of which is the Department of bees and Environmental microbiology. Research is conducted on honey bee breeding; disease management, pollen collection, honey quality, antagonistic activity investigation of beneficial microbiota within beehives and bees gut, bee’s nutrition. Extension services for farmers on: management of soil fertility, water consumptive use, plant pest and diseases control, crop rotation, animal diseases treatment and prevention
|A microbiology laboratory that covers tests related to pests and diseases of beehives/ A laboratory for honey quality testing/ Several apiaries
|Partner 10. LUFA Lebanese University Faculty of Agriculture- Lebanon
|One of its main objectives is to teach and help the future agricultural engineers to control pests by reducing chemical impacts and misuse and preserving the Lebanese natural biodiversity of bees and pollinators. Among its main courses offered in the frame of the Master degree programs are Honeybees physiology and ecology, beekeeping etc.
|Well equipped laboratories for analysis of plant and animal pests
|Partner 11. KIS Agricultural Institute of Slovenia- Slovenia
|Agricultural Institute of Slovenia (AIS) is active in various fields of agriculture, both on plant production side as well as on animal production. Group of Apiculture is embedded within the Department of animal production. The Group for Apiculture is undertaking basic and applied research with focus on environment carrying capacity, breeding & selection, physiology and behaviour, honey fraud, modelling and supports the execution of breeding program for Apis mellifera carnica
|Agricultural Institute of Slovenia has 16ha of orchards and berry plantations, 160+ colonies with supporting infrastructure like hive scales and on-line data processing, and GIS capabilities to evaluate the natural and agricultural resources
|Partner 12. NIB National Institute of Biology- Slovenia
|The numerous activities taking place at NIB are related to the environment, agriculture, food and, more recently and increasingly so, to human health. Research are focused on diversity, ecology, monitoring and protection of pollinators (bumblebees, solitary bees), management of pollinators in agriculture, effects of pesticides on pollinators, green infrastructure and pollinators in cities, agriculture and biodiversity and entomovectoring.
|We have well equipped laboratory for studies on all pollinators and orchard fields
|Partner 13. UMR-EGCE Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, IRD, UMR Évolution, Génomes, Comportement et Écologie- France
|UMR-EGCE researches aim to understand the impact of global changes on insect’s diversity, abundance and ecology in the context of food security and public health. UMR-EGCE has long experience in bee research, especially on honeybees, strong skills in modelling, computational science and ICT applications to insects. Other experience on molecular analysis on bees; evaluation of disease resistance characters; Citizen science; Pollination experiments; coordination of National beekeeping network; honey bee risk assessment
|UMR-EGCE is well equipped with sequencing and genotyping laboratories. Moreover, the lab manages several apiaries and experts in taxonomy. The lab carries out pollination experiments in collaboration with local farmers