BeeGuards presenting itself in northern Italy at the conference of a beekeepers’ association in North of Italy (Associazione Produttori Apistici delle province di Como e Lecco). 0ver 80 participants. Many professionals. Riccardo Terriaca, president of a national professional beekeeper association (Miele in Cooperativa), talked about the honey market, problems of importation and unfair competition. Cecilia Costa from CREA in Bologna talked about Varroa resistance, known mechanisms and populationdynamics. And what can scientists and beekeeper do together to promote sustainable beekeeping and the development of resistant honeybees? Here BeeGuards turns up as an exciting project.