Ufa holds the International Symposium on Global Trends in Beekeeping
On 20-21 September the International Symposium on Global trends in beekeeping held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Apimondia International Congress in Moscow took place in Ufa Congress Hall. The organizers of the event were the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, the Government of Bashkortostan Republic, Apimondia International Federation of Beekeepers` Associations, Altyn-Solok Non-profit Organization and Toratau Congress Hall.
Representatives of 17 countries gave their scientific presentations during the Symposium. These were Russia, the USA, Italy, Argentina, Slovakia, Romania, Great Britain, Australia, Turkey etc. Russia was represented by Bashkortostan and Udmurt Republic, Moscow, Ryazan, Saratov, Kursk, Tyumen, Chelyabinsk, Krasnodar, Kamchatka, Altai regions. The amount of registered participants was 2,500 from 124 countries. The virtual event was broadcasted from Ufa and Istanbul.
The scientific discussions were dedicated to relevant issues of the world beekeeping, i.e. economic efficiency, bee biology and health, influence of beekeeping on rural development, modern technologies and beekeeping products quality. The outcome of the Symposium was that beekeepers are worried about the same systemic issues. The scientists from different countries paid attention of their colleagues and the public to the issue of using pesticides during crops and forests chemical treatment. Their using had become common in the world, which makes bees in Russia, Europe and America suffer. In the scientists` point of view, the solution can be in changing pesticides to biologically sourced preparations, informing beekeepers in time about the planned areas of chemical treatment as well as implementing special zones which are not to be chemically treated.
Most of the presentations were on the issue of honey fraud and state standards for honey products. According to the scientists there are much more adulterated honey in the market than the natural one. Another common task is fighting bees` illnesses. Several presentations were on varroa management. There are different approaches to the issue: some suggest that bees should be cured, but the others, vice versa, say that no curing helps the strongest species survive, thus, strengthen the immune system of the bee colony.
During the Apitherapy session the experts repeatedly paid attention to the fact that this type of traditional medicine is still not trusted from the clinical point of view due to absence of a common data base where its therapeutic effect would be systemized. Besides, the speakers presented the results of their own researches on how positively beekeeping products influence the human health.
During the Symposium Bashkortostan was presented as the place of the 47th Apimondia Congress which will be held in Ufa on 5-10 September, 2022. The Symposium participants learned about the program of three technical tours specially organized for the upcoming Congress. During these technical tours the guests would be able to exchange experience, to participate in an interactive social program, to plant linden trees, to make log-hives in professional workshops, to conquer Toratau mountain, to visit Shulgan-Tash cave and to learn about the secrets of log-hive beekeeping.
The symposium also included a virtual exhibition with 60 booths. The exhibition will be active until the 47th Apimondia Congress and ApiExpo exhibition. Any user registered via 47th Apimondia website can visit virtual exhibition and learn about the achievements of beekeepers in Russia and abroad.
International Online Symposium on Global Trends in Beekeeping and Online Exhibition will take place on 20-21 September 2021. The Symposium is primarily aimed at acting as a promotional event in favour of the 47th Apimondia Congress in 2022 to attract as many congress participants as possible.
The symposium will focus on such topics as the role of beekeeping in the regional development, bee biology and bee health, beekeeping economy, etc. It is also planned to consider problems of honey falsification, apitherapy and access to international markets.
On first day of the event, a World Beekeeping Panel will be organised by Apimondia Federation with participation of all Scientific and Regional Commission Presidents.
For the participants who wants to follow the event from all around the World but not able to do that because of the time difference, there will be meeting hall that plays the previous sessions.
Beside the scientific content of the event, an international virtual exhibition will be organised with participation of 60 companies/associations/institutions in 4 different halls. Participants will be able to chat with the exhibitors live.
Participants who want to follow this event are kindly requested to register via https://apimondia.seminar.live Please note that registration is free of charge.
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We gladly invite you to celebrate World Bee Day 2021 on 20 May!
Many associations are organising various celebrations to mark this important date in their respective countries and we wish them the best of success!
FAO is organising a World Bee Day virtual celebration on 20 May 2021 from 13.00-14.45 (CET).
The event will be translated into Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian and will include interventions by Dr. Jeff Pettis, President of Apimondia, and by Prof. Lucas Garibaldi, President of Apimondia Scientific Commission on Pollination and Bee Flora.
You can register to the FAO webinar through the following link: https://fao.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9InunOGXRg6e1ff05M6W8w
As you know, tomorrow we are organising the Apimondia Open House meeting through Zoom.
For your perusal, please find herebelow the issues that will be addressed during the meeting:
- the Apimondia symposium scheduled in Ufa next September, to promote the Apimondia congress next year,
- the current selection process for the appointment of communications specialists in Apimondia,
- World Bee Day 2021 celebrations,
- updates on the modification of the European honey directive and ISO groups on bee products,
- updates from the Regional Commissions Presidents,
- final slot to discuss specific issues raised by the Members.
See you tomorrow!
Apimondia Open House
27th March 2021
to visit and address your concerns and questions
Jeff Pettis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic Apimondia Open House
Time: March 27, 2021 07:00 AM Eastern US, 11:00AM in London and 12:00 noon in Rome, please check your local time.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 837 1055 1352
Hope to see you on 27th March!
Dear Bee Friends,
Please find HERE the official announcement concerning the deliberation adopted to postpone to August-September 2022 the 47th Apimondia Congress that was originally planned to take place in September 2021.
This postponement was a very hard and difficult decision to take, but having in mind first the well-being of the beekeepers, exhibitors and all would-be participants, the Apimondia Executive Council in conjunction with the Russian Local Organising Committee of the Congress, after due consideration of the foreseeable global situation linked to the Covid-19 pandemic in the next future, resolved that this was the most reasonable and sound decision we could take.
As soon as we set the definite dates of the event, we will post them on the website.
Let us all meet in Ufa in 2022! We look forward to having a great Apimondia Congress there.
Two educational beekeeping conferences: "Honey Fraud Industry" 8th November 2020 and "Back to basics, back to bees" 5th and 6th February 2021.
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Booklet "Beekeeping contributes to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals" (please use your mouse or the arrows to navigate)