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CURRICULUM VITAE

Peter Kozmus PhD

PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

 

Pilštanj 62, 3261 Lesično (Slovenia)

+ 386 41 352 997   

peter.kozmus@czs.si

Date of birth 28/5/1978 | Nationality Slovenija

 

Background:

  • Beekeeper Expert.
  • Scientist.
  • Editor.
  • Leader for World Bee Day initiative at Slovenian Beekeepers Association
  • President of the Council for beekeeping at Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry and Food.
  • Professional leader of Breeding program for Carniolan honeybee in Slovenia.
  • APIMONDIA Vice President acting president

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

Basic degree

 

   Graduate Institution

University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical faculty, Zootechnical department, Groblje 3, 1230 Domžale

   Graduate title

Molecular characterisation of carniolan bee population (Apis mellifera carnica) as based on mitochondrial DNA

   Date of Graduation

20th September 2002

Doctor degree

 

   Graduate Institution

University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical faculty, Zootechnical department, Groblje 3, 1230 Domžale

   Dissertation title

Characterisation of species and population of bumblebees (BOMBUS, LATREILLE AND PSITHYRUS, LEPELETIER) in Slovenia based on morphological and molecular markers

   Date of Graduation

10th April 2007

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

   2002-2003

Cankarjev dom - Culture And Congress Centre, Presernova 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana

   2003-2007

National Institute of Biology, Vecna pot 111, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Working as young scientists

   2007-2014

Agricultural institute of Slovenia, Hacquetova 17, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Working as researcher

2014-present

Slovenian Beekeepers Association

 

He is a beekeeper since 1994. In 2003 he vas Secretary-General of the Apimondia 2003 Congress, which was held in Slovenia. From then on, he attended all the Apimondia congresses and actively participated in them, with the exception of the Congress in Australia in 2007. He is involved in many projects in the field of beekeeping in Slovenia.

Since 2011, he has been the professional head of the breeding programme for the Carniolan honey bee. He supervised the breeding of queens in Slovenia. He is head of the working group for the review and approval of breeding queen bees. In addition, he was the head of the working group for the preparation of the National programme to improve the production and marketing of honey for the years 2017-2019. Moreover, he is the President of the Council for Beekeeping at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food.

His work was presented in Austria, Croatia, Serbia, France, India, Ireland, Argentina, Ukraine and South Korea.

In addition to the organisation of the Apimondia 2003 congress in Slovenia he participated in the organisation of the Apimedica 2010 Symposium, 11th Coloss Conference 2015 and International Conference of Beekeeping Organisations in 2010 and 2012.

He is the author or co-author of 8 published original scientific papers, 49 scientific articles and 37 articles from conferences and symposiums. In addition, he is co-author of the books Beekeeping for everyone, Bumble bees in Slovenia and No Bees, No Life.

In the recent years he has been the coordinator of the initiative to declare 20th May World Bee Day. In 2015 the initiative was presented to the General Assembly of Apimondia in South Korea, which was unanimously adopted. The UN adopted proposal in 20th December 2017.

 

Beekeeper expert

Dr. Peter Kozmus is a beekeeper with more than 25 years of experience and arounf 60 bee colonies. He has beehives at 4 locations. His special passion is the rearing of the queens and the concern for the preservation of Carniolan bees in Slovenia.

 

As an acknowledged expert, he was invited as a consultant to many countries where he learned different ways of beekeeping and other types of bees. He has come to know many of the beekeeping technologies that depend on the available materials in the surroundings, the climate, and the availability of pasture. For this reason, it is distinguished by its wide beekeeping knowledge, which, on numerous occasions, is also expanding.

In 2015, Peter Kozmus, as a beekeeper, visited Bangladesh where he became acquainted with the technology of beekeeping there. He presented to Brac organization and beekeepers beekeeping in Slovenia and the technology of beekeeping and breeding of queens. During his visit to the beekeepers, he suggested some improvements to their technology, and subsequently participated in the preparation of an international beekeeping project for cooperation between Slovenia and Bangladesh.

 

Researcher

The research path is dr. Peter Kozmus began at the National Institute of Biology. He continued his career at the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, and partly this role is also performed in the last period of his employment at the Beekeeping Association of Slovenia. At the beginning, research was the most important in determining the diversity of bumblebees in Slovenia and in determining the differences within the population of honeybee in Slovenia. For 3 years, he identified the different effects of the agricultural environment on bee colonies.

 

He is the author or co-author of 7 original scientific articles, 55 professional ... His entire Library comprises more than 230 units.

 

Cooperation with APIMONDIA International Beekeeping Organization

Dr. Peter Kozmus has been active in the APIMONDIA International Beekeeping Organization since 2002, when he was the Secretary General of the APIMONDIA Congress in Ljubljana. From then on, he attended all APIMONDIA congresses with the exception of the APIMONDIA 2007 congress in Australia.

In 2017 he was Dr. Peter Kozmus, at the 45th APIMONDIA Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, elected for vice president of this organization.

 

 

Contact information:

Peter KOZMUS PhD

Slovenian Beekeepers´ Associations,

Brdo pri Lukovici 8,

1225 Lukovica, Slovenia

e-mail: Peter.Kozmus@czs.si