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BSF flies on an egg trap | Manna Insect free webinar series season 3 has been launched

FREE BSF webinar series Season 3 on Spring 2024 is here!

Manna Insect presents: FREE Black Soldier Fly webinar series Season 3, Spring 2024 program has been announced and registration is NOW OPEN!

Since early 2023, we at Manna Insect have organized free insect business webinars to share our experience and expertise in BSF farming, turning biowaste into insect protein and organic fertilizer, and how to do that profitably, anywhere in the world. We are also sharing BSF business cases and providing actual numbers behind the economy of making business our of insect farming.

Here below are the dates and actual registration links for the webinar series season 3, from January 2024 to June 2024. Please note that each webinar needs a separate registration, so we’ll know to whom to send each recording, materials, etc. that the presenters may share.

Remember, registering to the webinars also gives you access to the recordings, even if you don’t have time to join us live during the session! Here are the topics, dates and registration links, soon also available at Manna Insect website.

The webinars are hosted by Manna Insect CEO and Founder Ykä Marjanen, whom many of you already may know, and by Saverio Danubio, our sustainability specialist and industrial biotechnologist . Some of the webinars may also have guests speakers, whose names we will announce later.

You’re very welcome to join! In case you missed the two first seasons of Manna Insect BSF webinar series in 2023, scroll down to see the topics and to get free recordings of the webinars and Q&A:s!


The Manna Insect Marketplace – the central place for your BSF business
Thursday, 27 Jun 2024, 12:00 PM CET


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SEASON 1 / 2023

Webinar 0: From zero to 1
Introduction to growing BSF at professional / industrial level
Date: 26.1.2023

Webinar 1: Our learnings on food and feed challenges
What we have learned about food and feed challenges deploying BSF rearing solutions to three continents and after having over 300 telcos to over 60 countries
Manna’s experience rearing and breeding BSF
Date: 23.2.2023

Webinar 2: Why and how – from biowaste into income
BSF rearing as a means to turn local biowaste into a source of income
Date: 30.3.2023

Webinar 3: Business economics of insect production at local scale
Calculating profitability of a small scale insect farm
Date: 27.4.2023

Webinar 4: Challenges in getting insect business running profitably
Business cases Europe vs. Africa vs. Asia vs. Americas
Date: 25.5.2023

Webinar 5: De-centralized, local, mobile, scalable – from hype to reality
Manna’s BSF rearing solutions from theory into practice
Date: 22.6.2023

SEASON 2 / 2023

How to make business out of Black Soldier Fly breeding and rearing / growing
Different business models and opportunities of rearing black soldier fly
Date: 24.8.2023

How to evaluate the nutritional value in animal feed / aquafeed
Comparing soy and fish meal to live, dried and defatted BSF larvae
Date: 21.9.2023, 12PM – 1PM CET

How to optimize a substrate recipe for BSF larvae
The critical things to take into account to maximize BSF larvae eating
Date: 19.10.2023, 12PM – 1PM CET

Calculating the profitability of a Black Soldier Fly operation
Costs, sales prices, the whole works!
Date: 23.11.2023, 12PM – 1PM CET

What needs to be done and in what order – BSF business from hype to reality
Manna Insect’s BSF rearing solutions from theory into practice
Date: 18.12.2023, 12PM – 1PM CET

SEASON 3 / 2024

Manna MIND – why is climatization so important for an insect farm
Thursday, 25 Jan 2024, 12:00 PM CET

Manna Academy and the importance of insect farming training
Thursday, 22 Feb 2024, 12:00 PM CET

Creating the perfect substrate recipe for your black soldier fly larvae
Thursday, 21 Mar 2024, 12:00 PM CET

Manna Insect Farming App and planning your production
Thursday, 25 Apr 2024, 12:00 PM CET

BSF calculations and productization, sales and marketing of BSF
Thursday, 23 May 2024, 12:00 PM CET

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