The Danish Entomological Association (Denmark Biavlerforening) was founded on the 5th July 1866. The preamble stated that the main aim of the organization was to work for the benefit of bee production and especially to introduce the high yielding beekeeping method. Right from the beginning much effort was initiated in informing the public and educating beekeepers to a larger extent. The Association of Danish Bee Journal (Tidsskrift for Biavl) has been published since the very beginning of the organization. Much importance was devoted to the advisory work for the successful production of bees. Mainly the founder of the organization widely travelled as a beekeeping teacher in Denmark and the other areas of Copenhagen.
The Entomological Association also runs beekeeping development projects in Africa and other areas. The association is mainly a Federation consisting of 80 local beekeepers associations spread all over Denmark. The representative of the local associations with other officers elects the president and six other members of the executive body elects the Vice-president and also appoints the head of the secretariat. The secretariat has a staff of 10 employees out of which 4 are full time employed. The organization is paid and governed by the member beekeepers and basic income is the membership fee which costs US-dollars 120 per year. The projects are mainly funded by the Danish government, EU and private foundations as well.Read More»