18th International Congress, Api-Expo and Workshop
of the German Apitherapy Society
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.
SATURDAY 01 April
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