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Jean-Marc Molenberg

Technical Assistant — Responsable Technique

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium.

Tel: +32 (0)2 650 60 80

Email: Jean.Marc.Molenberg(at)

Profile & curriculum

BSc in Forestry from La Reid (Belgium) (1994-1997)

Technical Assistant at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) since 2002

Technical manager at the Agroecology lab (ULB) since 2016

Expertise and research interests

  • Forest pests (Belgium - France):

    • Bark beetles associated to Picea abies (Ips typographus, Pityogenes chalcographus, Dendroctonus micans);

    • Bark beetles associated to Fagus selvatica (Trypodendron domesticum and Trypodendron signatum);

    • Oak Processionary, Thaumetopoea processionea (Lepidoptera);

    • Horse-chestnut leaf miner, Cameraria ohridella (Lepidoptera);

    • Asian long-horned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis 

  • Beekeeping (Belgium) :

    • Datant hives (Frère Adam);

    • WBC hives (William Broughton Carr)

    • Carré hives (L'abbé Éloi François Émile Warré)

Beekeeping activities

I have been actively involved in beekeeping since 2014 through the Rucher Ecole de Fernelmont (CP-5380) teaching programme. The beekeeping section “Les Avettes du Mont-Des-Frênes (ASBL) » is a member of the Union Royale des Ruchers Wallons and aims to promote beekeeping as a passion and a hobby, as well as friendship and collaboration among its members. This beekeeping section now provides a very complete and hand-on teaching programme using Dadan 10 frames or Nicot hives, as well as WBC hive models. Since 2016, I am a staff member and advisor of the Rucher Ecole de Fernelmont.

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