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Walter Haefeker

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European Professional Beekeepers Association

Employment History

  • Vice President
    European Professional Beekeepers Association
  • President
    European Professional Bee Keepers Association

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    German Beekeepers Association
86 Total References
Web References
Natural Health News | NYR Natural News » Campaigns, 2 Jan 2014 [cached]
According to Walter Haefeker, President of the European Professional Beekeepers Association, the pivotal moment came when one of the judges asked the defendants’ lawyers how his wife would know if there were GMOs in a jar of honey she bought.
Walter Haefeker is convinced of the answer: the European Commission is doing all it can to ensure that co-existence measures with regard to bees are not going to happen in Europe.
But Walter has an ace up his sleeve.
Beekeepers battle on
Fresh from the 43rd Apimondia (international beekeeping congress) in Kiev, Ukraine, Haefeker is armed with his industry’s response to the proposed change in legislation. He sounds excited. Lots of European beekeepers have come out against it, he says, but the most significant ones are the Spanish.
The Organic View Radio Show |, 30 July 2013 [cached]
June Stoyer talks to Walter Haefeker, President of the European Professional Beekeeper's Association, about the controversy surrounding the neonicotinoid voting debacle in Austria.
Featured guests have included: Michael Potter, CEO of Eden Foods, Arran Stephens, CEO of Nature's Path, Joel Salatin, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, John Robbins, Trump Chicago, Prince Lorenzo Borghese, Defenders Of Wildlife, Bryant Terry, Dr. Douglas Tallamy, Bob Catell, Morten Albaek, Walter Haefeker, Dr. Marla Spivak, as well as hundreds of other industry leaders, scientists and experts.
Are GM crops killing our bees, 1 May 2002 [cached]
Walter Haefeker is a man who is used to painting grim scenarios. He sits on the board of directors of the German Beekeepers Association (DBIB) and is vice president of the European Professional Beekeepers Association. And because griping is part of a lobbyist's trade, it is practically his professional duty to warn that "the very existence of beekeeping is at stake."
The problem, says Haefeker, has a number of causes, one being the varroa mite, introduced from Asia, and another is the widespread practice in agriculture of spraying wildflowers with herbicides and practicing monoculture. Another possible cause, according to Haefeker, is the controversial and growing use of genetic engineering in agriculture.
As far back as 2005, Haefeker ended an article he contributed to the journal Der Kritischer Agrarbericht (Critical Agricultural Report) with an Albert Einstein quote: "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man."
Walter Haefeker, the German beekeeping official, speculates that "besides a number of other factors," the fact that genetically modified, insect-resistant plants are now used in 40 percent of cornfields in the United States could be playing a role. The figure is much lower in Germany -- only 0.06 percent -- and most of that occurs in the eastern states of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Brandenburg. Haefeker recently sent a researcher at the CCD Working Group some data from a bee study that he has long felt shows a possible connection between genetic engineering and diseases in bees.
Webinars | WSPPN, 17 Jan 2013 [cached]
Walter Haefeker, a beekeeper in Bavaria serving as the President of the European Professional Bee Keepers Association helped lead the European beekeeping community's efforts to support the EU Commission's proposal to restrict the use of 3 neonicotinoids (clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiametoxam) for seed treatment, soil application (granulate) and foliar treatment on bee attractive plants and cereals.
During this Webinar, Walter speaks about critical issues facing bees today including diseases, pesticides, genetically modified crops and intensive agricultural practices. He shares his experience working in coordination with environ- mental NGOs and family farmers organizations towards more bee-friendly friendly production of food, textiles and energy. He discusses the successful "Fair Milk" campaign where Walter worked together with independent German dairy farmers to use bee friendly methods of feed production and land management.
Walter also provides insight into a new cooperation with the German Biogas Producers organization to replace corn with flowering plants to produce renewable energy and honey while promoting biodiversity and regenerating soil. Finally, Walter introduces a new international label developed and owned by the beekeeping community, which is designed to mobilize consumer demand for certified bee-friendly production.
Walter Haefeker - Download Presentation
Black Cat Honey... Note's.. Fact's.. Info.. and More...: Newest CCD info and the EU Print Version, 11 Jan 2013 [cached]
"Beekeepers in the region started finding piles of dead bees at the entrance of hives in early May, right around the time corn seeding takes place," said Walter Haefeker, president of the European Professional Beekeepers Association.
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