European Entomological Conference in Heraklion Crete, October 2023

The XII European Congress of Entomology (ECE 2023), was held in Heraklion, Crete, on 16-20 October 2023, forty-five years after the first European Congress of Entomology in 1978 at Reading University, UK

















The ECE 2023 audience consisted of researchers and academics from a diverse range of entomology related fields, as well as policy-makers, field agronomists, crop protection experts, medical practitioners, engineers, social scientists and artists.

The congress program included invited lectures from international experts, numerous symposia, oral and poster sessions, and satellite seminars. In addition, the congress is undoubtedly the ideal meeting place to network and interact, establishing the starting point for future collaborations and breakthrough innovations in entomology. Apidology also held 5 sessions, with very interested talks from all around Europe and in several subjects: sociality in insects, biogeography of bee species, monitoring for pesticide and pollutants effects, climate change and its effects, pollination services provided.

Our participation is shown below:
1. A talk by Filippos Vardakas: Unveiling the Use of Precision Apiculture Systems by European beekeepers. Session Social Insects and Apidology -Bee Threats in a Changing Environment I- Chair: Fani Hatjina

2. A talk by Fabrice Requier (Keynote speaker): Bee and non-bee pollinator importance for food security. Session Social Insects and Apidology- Wild Bees Ecology, Biogeography and Pollination- Chairs: Theodora Petanidou& Denis Michez.


We also tested the food and culture of Crete!