2016 Workshop: B-RAP (Bridging bee Research And beekeeping Practice), Greece

In partnership with:


The main topics of the meeting include:

  • What we have achieved so far
  • The collection of information about beekeeping training in different countries
  • Which are criteria for good quality websites
  • How to cooperate with other COLOSS task forces and core projects




GRAND HOTEL PALACE, in Thessaloniki, Greece (http://www.grandhotelpalace.gr/)

Monastiriou 305, Thessaloniki 546 27, Greece

Wednesday, 20th April 2016

Thursday, 21st April 2016


Register now

25 participants max.

There will be a 10 € registration fee only (payable on site) which will cover all coffee breaks, lunches and 1 social dinner but not dinner on 21st. 

At the moment no reimbursement for travelling or accommodation is likely.

Registration deadline: 20th of March 2016


An optional excursion will be organized (on afternoon of 21st April) for visiting prehistoric Caves at Petralona if at least 15 people will register for this directly to .

However, those wishing to take part in the excursion will have to pay an additional 30 € fee. A reminder note will be sent to those registered for the workshop 



The submission of an abstract is recommended but not required, unless you wish to have it published in the proceedings


Travel & Accommodation


Thessaloniki Macedonia Airport (SKG) is an international airport with direct flights from several European capitals or through Athens International Airport. It is situated about 15 Km from our venue location.



Public transport:

There is a Bus service from Macedonia Airport of the city Thessaloniki:

In details, from Macedonia Airport you take Bus No 78 route towards KTEL Macedonia Terminal and get off at the stop "ORIZOMILOΙ". It is at the opposite side of the road of GRAND HOTEL PALACE. (305 - 307 Monastiriou str. Thessaloniki, Τel. 2310 549000 Fax. 2310 549149) http://www.grandhotelpalace.gr)

Ιn the following link you can find the time table and the route for the bus service from INTERCITY bus Terminal to AIRPORT and back (Bus NO 78)


For night hours there is Bus No 78N ,



Additional information:

(Bus No 08 takes you form the same bus stop just outside of the Hotel to the city centre and Bus No 35 takes you from the city centre to the castle area).



By train from neighbouring countries:

There is also the possibility of travelling by train or bus.

Information for train services can be found in the following links.





By bus from neighbouring countries:

There are bus connections between Thessaloniki and Istanbul, Sofia, Bucharest and Tirana (please contact ) for more details




Special prises have been achived for the hotels in the list if you book through

Halkidiki Tours: For Reservation and payment

Tel: 0030 23730 21062

email: halkidikitours@live.com


Grand Palace Thessaloniki 5* (Hotel of conference ) http://www.grandhotelpalace.gr/

  • Double room  85 € per room per night Single room 75 € per room per night

Porto Palace Thessaloniki 5* http://www.portopalace.gr/

  • Double room  100 € per room per night Single room 89 € per room per night

Macedonia Palace 5* http://www.makedoniapalace.com/

  • Double room  134 € per room per night Single room 128 € per room per night

Egnatia Palace 4* http://www.egnatiapalace.gr/

  • Double room  75 € per room per night Single room 65 € per room per night

Kinissi Palace 4* http://www.kinissipalace.gr/

  • Double room  50 € per room per night Single room 40 € per room per night


 Touristic information:

For more information about Thessaloniki, please visit:

http://www.thessaloniki.travel/index.php/en/ or



Schedule Tuesday 


19th APRIL, 2016




Informal gathering at hotel ( GRAND HOTEL PALACE )

Schedule Wednesday


20th APRIL, 2016


Session 1 – B-RAP

08:30 - 09:00


09:00 - 11:00

Welcome and workshop organization

Introduction and welcome to new members

Administrative issues

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break


Session 2 – B-RAP

11:30 - 13:00

What have we achieved so far?

Results from workshop in Lukovica and Malmö

13:00 - 14:00



Session 3– B-RAP

14:00 - 16:00

Survey about dissemination of information

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 - 18:00

Work on collection of information about the structure of beekeeping training in different countries


Walk at the area of the Castle -Social dinner

Schedule Thursday


21st APRIL, 2016


Session 4 – B-RAP

08:30 - 10:30

B-RAP meeting

Work on criteria for good quality websites and other information sources

Work on a list of good examples (Light houses)

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break


Session 5– B-RAP

11:00 - 13:00

Work on a tool box for other COLOSS task forces and core projects

Discussion on how to cooperate with other COLOSS task forces and core projects

13:00 - 14:00



Session 6– B-RAP

14:00 - 16:00


Planning of the future work

Planning of the next meeting

16:00 - 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 -20:00

Excursion to Petralona Caves (optional)


Dinner on your own

Organizer Contacts

Name: Fani Hatjina

Institute: Division of Apiculture- Institute of Animal Science- Hellenic Agricultural Organisation "DEMETER"

Address: Nea Moudania 63 200, Halkidiki, Greece

Tel: +30 23730 91297

Mobile: +306947431299