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Giving Beekeeping Guidance by cOmputatiOnal-assisted Decision making

Objective

A key to healthy beekeeping is the Health Status Index (HIS) inspired by EFSA’s Healthy-B toolbox which we will make fully operational, with the active collaboration of beekeepers, by facilitating the coordinated and harmonised flow of data from various sources and by testing and validating each component thoroughly. We envisage a step-by-step expansion of participating apiaries, and will eventually cover all EU biogeographic regions. The key to a sustainable beekeeping is a better understanding of its socio-economics, particularly within local value chains, its relationship with bee health and the human-ecosystem equilibrium of the beekeeping sector and to implement these insights into the data processing and decision making. We will fully integrate socio-economic analyses, identify viable business models tailored to different contexts for European beekeeping and determine the carrying capacity of the landscape. In close cooperation with the EU Bee Partnership, an EU-wide bee health and management data platform and affiliated project website will be created to enable sharing of knowledge and learning between scientists and stakeholders within and outside the consortium. We will utilise and further expand the classification of the open source IT-application for digital beekeeping, BEEP, to streamline the flow of data related to beekeeping management, the beehive and its environment (landscape, agricultural practices, weather and climate) from various sources. The dynamic bee health and management data platform will allow us to identify correlative relationships among factors impacting the HSI, assess the risk of emerging pests and predators, and enable beekeepers to develop adaptive management strategies that account for local and EU-wide issues. Reinforcing and establishing, where necessary, new multi-actor networks of collaboration will engender a lasting learning and innovation system to ensure social-ecological resilient and sustainable beekeeping.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Address

Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 008 256,25

Participants (16)

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STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 043 235

DALL'OLIO RAFFAELE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 75 028,75

PENSOFT PUBLISHERS

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 256 625

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 644 650

MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAET HALLE-WITTENBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 377 833,75

UNIVERSITATEA DE STIINTE AGRICOLE SI MEDICINA VETERINARA CLUJ NAPOCA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 155 388,75

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 865 806,25

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 441 825

THE NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 657 753,75

FRIEDRICH LOEFFLER INSTITUT - BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER TIERGESUNDHEIT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 390 197,50

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 322 187,50

STICHTING BEEP

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 949 927,50

SUOMEN MEHILAISHOITAJAIN LIITTO SMLRY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 87 528,75

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 119 165

SCIENSANO

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 383 886,25

SCIPROM SARL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 181 875

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 817622

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2019

  • End date

    31 May 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 961 170

  • EU contribution

    € 7 961 170

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium