BEEKEEPING IN DENMARK

Welcome to the official web site of the Danish Beekeepers Association (Danmarks Biavlerforening).

Founded in 1866, we recently celebrated our 150th jubilee (more in Danish) and have a membership of 5.500 beekeepers, large and small, organized in 80 local branches around the country.

We are currently revising and restructuring our English material and look forward to uploading new files in the future.

Meanwhile, here is a general outline of Beekeeping in Denmark, including sections on the association’s history and organization; our recommended organic varroa treatment strategy; the special “black bee” on the island of Læsø; and more.

If you have specific questions, feel free to communicate with our secretariat in English (go to the menu “Kontakt”, then select “Kontakt en medarbejder”, e-mail preferred) and we will do our best to help you.

 


AN EFFICIENT PRODUCTION OF BEE COLONIES

An efficient production of bee colonies is written by Flemming B. Thorsen. A commercial beekeeper and queen breeder.

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THE DANISH BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

The Danish Beekeepers Association (Danmarks Biavlerforening) was founded on the 5th July 1866. The preamble stated that the aim of the organization was to work for the benefit of beekeeping and especially to introduce the beekeeping method developed by Dzierzon.

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MEET ONE DANISH BEEKEEPER

Erling Bech is not a typical Danish beekeeper, in the sense that the variability between the beekeepers is so great. You cannot speak of a typical beekeeper.

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ORGANIC VARROA-TREATMENT IN SEMI- AND PROFESSIONAL BEEKEEPING

As an ongoing development of the strategy for fighting varroa mites, the Danish Beekeepers Association is evaluating the organic way of fighting varroa every 2nd or 3th year

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SENSORY EVALUATION OF HONEY

Honey is an extraordinary food which has been produced through thousands of years.

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BLACK BEE LÆSØ

A short introduction to the "black bee story". Presentation at the SICAMM conference 10-12 September 2004.

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PROTECTION OF THE BLACK BEE

The situation for the protection of the black bee (apis mellifera mellifera) on læsø

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EUROPEAN CO-OPERATION ON VARROA

The use of pesticides for varroa treatment in Europe creates great problems. A European network has therefore been formed, to support efforts for an intergrated pesticide-free approach to treatment.

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