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Venue: IBB Hotel City Centre (Conference Room “Romulus“), Passau

Dates: 22 to 27 March 2018

Official languagesGerman and English, but questions and short comments in SpanishPortugueseFrenchItalianRomanian, Russian and Arabic are welcomed too.

Main Congress themes:

  1. Bee products Quality
  2. Bee products against Auto-Immune Diseases
  3. Use of Bee hive products in Medicine
  4. Beehive Air Therapy and Api-Turism

Official languagesGerman and English, but questions in FrenchSpanishItalianPortuguese, Russian, Arabic and Romanian are also accepted.

The Congress preliminary Program ( last update, March 20):

  • Thursday afternoon (March 22) to Friday morning (March 23): Apitherapy Workshop for beginners (in German language)
  • Friday, 23 March to Sunday, 25 March: Congress and Api-Expo
  • Sunday (25 March) afternoon: Api-Tour in Bavaria/Austria
  • Monday, 26 March and Tuesday, 27 March: Apitherapy Workshops for beginners and advanced practitioners

FRIDAY, 23 March

10:00 – 13:30 h.  Registration of participants

13:30 – 14:00 h.  Official opening of the Api-Expo 2018

14:00 – 14:30 h.  Official Congress opening

14:30 – 15:30 h.
   Permaculture and Apitherapy

  • The Future of Beekeeping: A Synergy between Permaculture and Apitherapy – Hannah and Jessy Loranger (Germany/Canada)

15:30 – 16:30 h.
   Organic Beekeeping and its importance for Apitherapy

  • The meaning of organic association’s guidelines for bee health and the quality of apiculture and bee products – Ulrich Bröker (Germany)

16:30 -17:00 h.  –  Coffee break

17:00-19:00 h.

  • In vitro Antimicrobial activity of a Tooth Paste with propolis – Bratko Filipič, Klemen Rihar, Adriana Pereyra, Matjaž Deželak, Domen Jaklič, Rok Kopinč, Jana Potokar (Slovenia)
  • Our findings on the functional effects of royal jelly – Yukio Narita and Kenji Ichihara (Japan)
  • News from Propolis Research – Andreas Daugsch (Germany)

SATURDAY, 24 March

09:00-10:00 h.
New Preparations with Beehive Products

  • An Innovative Procedure for Increasing the Nutritional and Therapeutic Value of the Most Complex Food, Bee Pollen, through fermentation with Kombucha consortiaIonut Moraru (Romania)

10:00-11:00 h.

   Apitherapy in the Clinical Practice (I)

  • Medical experience with honeyMatthias Holeiter (Switzerland)

11:00-11:30 h.  –  Coffee break

11:30-13:00 h.

   Apitherapy in the Clinical Practice (II)

  • Vitamin D Megadoses and Apitherapy – a new Treatment-Concept for Autoimmune disorders – Edmund Blab (Austria)

13:00-14:30 h. – Lunch break

14:30-16:00 h.
  Apitherapy in the Clinical Practice (III)

  • Bee venom therapy in multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis – Franc Grošelj (Slovenia)
  • Beehive products and Traditional Chinese Medicine – Stefan Stângaciu (Romania)

16:00-16:30 h.  – Coffee break

16:30-17:00 h.
   Methodology of Beehive Products Sensorial Analysis and Apitherapy

17:00-18:30 h.
   Short practical demonstrations on the best Apitherapy administration methods and techniques

18:30-20:00 h. – Dinner break

20:30-22.00 h.
   Annual meeting of the German Apitherapy Society 

SUNDAY, 25 March

08:30-09:30 h.
   Apitherapy in the World

  • Canadian Apitherapy Association: a new national association means a new potential to develop apitherapy in the world – Adrien Thibault, Yann Loranger, Marie-Pierre Fortier (France/Canada) 

09:30-10:30 h.
   Beehive Air Therapy

  • Safety and efficiency of treatment with Beecura hive air therapy system BCS-IH16 (swarm study), approval phase, implementation – Jürgen Schmiedgen (Germany) 

10:30-11:00 h. –  Coffee break

11:00 – 11:50 h.
   Api-Tourism and Api-Kindergarten

  • Apitherapy Tourism in Romania – Stefan Stângaciu (Romania)
  • Api-Kindergarten in Slovenia – Nina Ilič (Slovenia)

11:50-12:00 h.

   Congress conclusions and Awards Ceremony

12:00-13:00 h. – Lunch break

13:00 h.

Optional field trip to „Beekeeping Museum Zwettl an der Rodl” – Austria
Meeting Point: Lobby of IBB Hotel City Centre

Cost: 40,00 €
Includes: Bus trip, entrance fee to the Bee Museum, dinner and 1 drink Limited number of participants: 45 people maximum

Previous registration: mandatory! Guide in German and English.

Tour Co-OrdinatorsJohann Schachtner and Arno Bruder

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