18th International Congress, Api-Expo and Workshop
of the German Apitherapy Society

Dresden, Germany

March 31-April 03, 2023

Location: Mauersbergersaal Dresden at the Kreuzkirche

Official languages: German and English

Congress main topics:

  • Bee products quality
  • Use of bee products in general medicine, surgery, neurology and pediatry
  • Beehive Air Therapy
  • Api Tourism

Program, in short:

  • Friday 31 March to Sunday 02:Congress and Api-Expo.
  • Sunday (April 2nd) afternoon:City tour of Dresden including a visit to the famous Semper Opera.
  • Monday, April 3rd:Hands-on Apitherapy Workshop for beginners and advanced practitioners.

FRIDAY, March 31st

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Registration of the participants

1:45 p.m. Opening of the Api-Expo

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Official opening of the Congress

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Dr. rer.nat. Marc Benecke(Germany) - criminal biologist and specialist in forensic entomology - Lecture: Insects and climate change - current research.

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Prof. Dr. Karl Speer(Technical University, DresdenGermany) -
Lecture: Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds in bee products and in the beehive air.

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break

4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Jürgen Schmiedgen(Managing Director of Beecura Ltd., Germany)–

Lecture: General introduction to medical beehive air therapy.

17:15 - 18:00 James Fearnley(Natures Laboratory, United Kingdom)–

Lecture: Building the Beearc: Exploring the three-dimensional support of the honeybee for human health.


09:00 - 09:30 a.m. M.Sc. Katja Klancisar Schneider

Lecture: Apitourism using the example of Slovenia.

09:30 - 10:15 a.m. Dr. Stefan Stângaciu(Romania)

Lecture: The use of bee products in the prevention and treatment of multiple sclerosis.

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Dr. Mathias Holleiter (Switzerland)

Lecture: The use of bee venom in general practice.

The use of honey in the treatment of wounds and abscesses.

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Coffee break

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Dr. rer.nat. Körmendy- Racz Janos (Hungary)

Lecture: The optimization and standardization of propolis production steps and the refutation of false statements on apitherapy using the example of selected literature Express Verbis - Prof. Dr. Karsten Munstedt.

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Detlef Mix (Naturopathic Doctor and author from Germany)–

Lecture: Manuka honey Practical application with feeling and understanding.

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch break

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Prof. Dr. Jurate Jankauskiene(Lithuania)–

Lecture: Changes in the visual function of children with myopia using a preparation containing royal jelly, blueberries, lutein and vitamin complex.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Practical apitherapy demonstrations

  • Antonio Couto (Portugal)/Dr. Stefan Stângaciu(Romania)–Short demonstrations of various forms of bee venom therapy.
  • Nina Ilic (Slovenia)- Apitherapy for children: wax massage to support the development of preschool children.
  • Miljen Bobic (Germany)/Dr. Stefan Stângaciu - Practical tips on honey detox massage.

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Short break

Starting with 4:30 p.m. - Annual General Assembly of DAB e.V. with new elections

From 8:00 p.m. – Informal get-together with dinner in a local restaurant, e.g., in Sophienkeller

SUNDAY 02 April

09:00 - 09:30 a.m. Dr. Stefan Stângaciu(Romania)

Lecture: Apitherapy in the 21st Century in the world – present situation and future perspectives.

09:30 - 10:00 Dipl. Ing. Gerhard Goldsche (Germany)

Lecture: New findings in the conservation of beehive air.

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Dr. Marc-Wilhelm Kofink

Lecture: How the botulism warning came on the honey jars.

10:30 - 11:00 am Coffee break

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Bernhard Heuvel(Vice President of the German Professional Beekeepers Association)–

Lecture: mRNA therapies - overview, function, benefits, risks, treatment of damage, possibilities and limits of apitherapy.

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Arno Bruder(President of the German Apitherapy Society and former state consultant for beekeeping)–

Lecture: An introduction to themedicinal beekeepingbasicswith focus on various production processes.

12:15 - 13:00 Round table and conclusions of the Congress.

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch break

Optional: Visit to the Semper Opera with a City tour of Dresden.

Meeting point at 2:30 p.m., punctually at the Semper Opera.

Tour leader: City guide

MONDAY 03 April (Apitherapy Workshop)

09:00 - 09:20 Registration of participants

from 09:20 a.m. Welcome to the participants

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Introductory round

10:00 - 10:45 Antonio Couto (Portugal) / Dr. Stefan Stângaciu(Romania) –Tips on Bee Sting Therapy - theory and practice.

10:45 - 11:00 am Short break

11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Miljen Bobic (Germany)- Honey detox massage - theory and practice, in detail.

11:45 - 12:00 Short break

12:00 - 12:45 Jürgen Schmiedgen (Germany) - BeeCura system of Beehive Air Therapy - from anamnesis to practical applications.

12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch break

2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Arno Bruder & Ishan Kocas (Germany/Türkiye)- Bee Bread/ Pollen/Propolis/Honey & Co. - Collection/processing and practical uses.

2:45pm - 3:30pm Ishan Kocas(Germany/ Türkiye) - Making tinctures, creams and ointments and various batches of Oxymel.

15:30 - 15:45 Short break

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Dr. Stefan Stângaciu– Apitherapy and Apipuncture - Treatment protocols adapted to the needs of participants.

16:30 - 16:55 Round tableand free discussions with all participants

Finish: 5 p.m