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Acting President dr. Peter Kozmus visited Pope Francis in Vatican city where the Slovenian delegation donated him a beehouse. They also thanked him for all the support he has shown to bees and beekeepers. They donated him also a slovenian cake named potica, a sparkling honey vine, Slovenian honey and a book: No bees, No life.


Apimondia, in cooperation with the FAO and the Republic of Slovenia, organized the 2nd international celebration of the World Bee Day. We organized: Raising Awareness on the Role of Bees and Pollinators in Food and Agriculture. Event is possible to see here.


On Saturday and Sunday (May 4-5), we held a meeting of the Apimondia Executive Council in Montreal. At the same time, we were acquainted with preparations for the 46th Apimondia Congress, which will be from the 8th to the 12th. September in Montreal, Canada. We also visited the convention center and made sure that the preparations were in line with expectations.


Important document: "Apimondia Statement on Honey Fraud" - Version 1 - Same in Chinese


The world beekeeping community is in mourning. Our president Philip McCabe died from a serious illness. His dedication and work in the Apimondia Federation have been exemplary. Rest in peace...

Dear beekeepers,

After the premature loss of our dear President, Mr. Philip McCabe, the Apimondia Executive Council agreed to commemorate him on 7th December, St. Ambrose’s Day, Patron of Beekeepers. We therefore kindly propose that you commemorate Mr. McCabe on this occasion so as to keep vivid his memory in our hearts and in the international beekeeping community.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Riccardo Jannoni-Sebastianini
Apimondia Secretary-General