ANME Advancement Award (AAA) 2014 — Press release
The Association for Natural Medicine in Europe has chosen this largly agriculturally oriented congress "Wir haben es satt" in Berlin for the awards ceremony to point to the healing aspects of bee products: Apitherapy is traditionally used in many European states and is experiencing a scientific upturn.
At the same time, there is more and more news about the dramatic situation of bee colonies. The ANME Board unanimously chose two award-winners out of all suggestions, who are committed to the survival of bee colonies that are threatened worldwide by extinction:
The award winners
The author Prof. Dr. Friedrich Hainbuch receives the first half of the AAA for his scientific work "Das lautlose Sterben der Bienen" published in 2014 by Verlag Wolf KG, Germany. In his scientifically well-founded book, Prof. F. Hainbuch shows the reasons for bee mortality. He describes the historical aspects and the self-inflicted ecological causes and damages arising from lack of care, as well as eco-political interests. The last chapter is dedicated to the possibilities and measures that have to be taken to stop bee mortality. Prof. Dr. Hainbuch is a hobby beekeeper and has been concerned for years with the medical use of bee products. He published a book on this subject several years ago.
The second half of the AAA goes to the Verein Mellifera e.V.! The association was founded to advocate species-appropriate beekeeping. Mellifera e.V. has been engaged for three decades with beekeeping, especially in the organisation of training and the preservation of beekeeping. In 2013 they organised in an exemplary manner a petition on the EU level to rescue the bees!
Here you can find the link to the petition of change.org on stopping bee mortality through the ban on pesticides: http://www.mellifera.de/bienenschutz
Mellifera e.V. is represented all over Germany and actively turns to the German federal government and the EU Parliament to stop bee mortality.
The congress acts as a counterbalance to the official "Grüne Woche" ("Green Week") and discusses themes related to agriculture, health and our food in the future. Prof. Dr. F. Hainbuch and Mr. Thomas Radeztki, business manager of Mellifera e.V. will be present. Signing session with Prof. Dr. F. Hainbuch in the church foyer.
ITogether with all cooperation associations, the film "More than Honey" (2012) by the Swiss director Markus Imhof will be screened directly after the awards ceremony.
Here you foud more information links:
About the AAA winners:
- Award winner Prof. Dr. F.Hainbuch: Das lautlose Sterben der Bienen, Ursachen-Konsequenzen-Auswege. Verlags KG Wolf, Magdeburg 2014
- Award winner Mellifera e.V.
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