Department of Beekeeping Technology

Investigations on apiary management and economics are carried out in the Department of Beekeeping Technology.
There are experiments aimed at maximizing the yields of honey, beewax, pollen, royal jelly and propolis while keeping the low costs in conventional apiaries. We have also the organic apiary (certificate of conformity obtained in 2009), where organic beekeeping methods including treatments using natural materials, honeybee nutritional supplements and a system of specialized beekeeping practices which promotes strong honeybee colonies are realized.
We evaluate the effectiveness of veterinary drugs and organic substances used to V. destructor control in domestic apiaries and. In our apiaries we also conduct clinical trials for new preparations before they are registered. The results of these studies are very important and needed for beekeepers.