Welcome to the dark side! The SICAMM dark bee conference 2018


This is ”save the date” notice for SICAMM meeting 2018 in Finland.

Finnish Beekeepers’ Association is happy to invite you to the SICAMM conference 2018. The next conference will be placed in Mustiala, Finland, 12th-15th July. We will organize additional excursions on 16th and 17th July for the conference guests.


SICAMM conference 2018 preliminary program :

12th July: travelling to Mustiala and opening seremony

13th July: SICAMM conference

14th July: SICAMM conference and nearby excursion

15th July: SICAMM conference and SICAMM business meeting, ending the conference

16th July: Excursion: We will travel to see European dark bees in western Finland.

17th July: Excursion: We will travel to see European dark bees in western Finland



  • For the speakers: we ask you to provide the abstracts at the end of April 2018. We will inform you more detailed in August 2017.
  • The SICAMM meeting is taking a place in Mustiala agricultural school, located in South Finland. It is the first agricultural school in Finland as it started its activities in 1840.
  • We will organize shuttle bus for the guests from the airport of Helsinki-Vantaa or the airport of Turku.
  • We will send more information about the schedules, accommodation and the prices in the end of August 2017. We will also inform you via our web pages in August.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us by email:!


We hope to see you in Finland next summer!


Kind regards,

Finnish Beekeepers’ Association


SICAMM was founded in 1995 at Flekkefjord, Norway by beekeepers and scientists from Austria, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, as an international association devoted to the protection of the European dark honeybee, Apis mellifera mellifera.

Participation has since extended to most European countries.

The main activity of SICAMM has been the organising of international conferences.

Suomi järjestää vuoden 2018 SICAMM-konferenssin. Konferenssi järjestetään heinäkuussa 2018. SICAMM  (Societas Internationalis pro Conservatione Apis melliferae melliferae) on kansainvälinen tumman mehiläisen mehiläisen suojelusta ja jalostuksesta kiinnostuneiden järjestö. SICAMM-konferenssi järjestetään joka toinen vuosi ja se kerää tutkijoita ja mehiläistarhaajia eri puolilta Eurooppaa. SICAMMiin voi tutustua sivuilla

Suomessa Mustialassa järjestettävässä konferenssissa saadaan ajantasaista tietoa uusimmista tutkimuksista ja kokemuksista tummiin mehiläisiin ja muihin rotuihin liittyen.