2016 Workshop: COLOSS / Research Network of Sustainable Bee Breeding, Greece

In partnership with:


The main topics of the meeting include:

  • The results of the VSH Common experiment
  • The presentation of results / discussion and planning of publications
  • The Book project: “Sustainable bee breeding: why and how”



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

Monastiriou 305, Thessaloniki 546 27, Greece

Friday, 22nd April 2016

Saturday, 23rd 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 23rd. 

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

Registration deadline: 20th of March 2016


An optional excursion will be organized (on morning of 24th April) for visiting prehistoric Caves at Petralona and sea side in Chalkidiki peninsula 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 Thursday


21st APRIL, 2016




Informal gathering at hotel ( GRAND HOTEL PALACE )

Schedule Friday


22nd APRIL, 2016


Session 1 – RNSBB

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 – RNSBB

 11:30 - 13:00

VSH Common experiment

Presentation of results


13:00 - 14:00



Session 3 – RNSBB

 14:00 - 16:00

VSH Common experiment – discussion and planning of publications and conference presentations

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 - 18:00

VSH Common experiment – continued


Walk at the sea side of the city- Social dinner

Schedule Saturday


23rd APRIL, 2016


Session 4 – RNSBB

08:30 - 10:30

Update on suspecies discrimination methods / inventory / database

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break


Session 5 – RNSBB

11:00 - 13:00

Book project: “Sustainable bee breeding: why and how”

- presentation of drafts for individual chapters

Book project –next steps

13:00 - 14:00



Session 3 – RNSBB

14:00 - 16:00

Visit to White Tower

16:00 - 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 -18:00

Collection of Ideas for next common experiment

Miscellaneous topics

Synopsis of the meeting

Next meeting – where and when?


Dinner on your own

Schedule Sunday


24th APRIL, 2016


Excursion day

10:00 - open

Visit Pertalona Caves and sea side of Chalkidiki (optional)

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