We are pleased to announce that the full Scientific Congress Program is available at our website now. The authors from all over the world will present 330 oral speeches. There are 214 sectional and 70 plenary presentations, as well as 6 round tables. Please follow the link for the details http://apimondia2013.org.ua/en/congress-program/apitherapy.html.
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Robert E. Page and Thomas D. Seeley will be key speakers at the XXXXIII Apimondia International Apicultural Congress24 May, 2013
World renowned academicians and authors of outstanding books on the subjects of social behavior, psychology of bee colonies, and bee ecology, are now confirmed key speakers at the Scientific Program of the XXXXIII International Apimondia Congress. Robert E. Page is key speaker in the Bee Biology Commission and Thomas D. Seeley is key speaker in the Beekeeping for Rural Development Commission.
Robert E. Page is Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Foundation Professor of Life Sciences at the Arizona State University. He was Founding Director of the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University and Chair of Entomology at the University of California, Davis. Currently focusing on the evolution of complex social behavior, Robert E. Page has published more than 200 research papers and articles on population genetics and social behavior. He received the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, was elected to the Leopoldina - the German National Academy of Science. He is Elected Foreign Member of the Brazilian Academy of Science, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Elected Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study Berlin.
Thomas D. Seeley is Biology Professor at the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University. He received his PhD from Harvard and was Fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard, Professor at Yale University and at Cornell University. He was Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study Berlin and Visiting Professor at the University of Wurzburg. Thomas D. Seeley is author of prominent books “Honeybee Ecology”, “The Wisdom of the Hive: The Social Physiology of Honeybee Colonies”, and “Honeybee Democracy”. Thomas D. Seeley received the Alexander von Humbold Distinguished U.S. Scientist Prize, was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, and received the Gold Medal Book Award by Apimondia for his book “The Wisdom of the Hive: The Social Physiology of Honeybee Colonies”. He was elected Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The most enduring award of Thomas D. Seeley is the species of bee named after him: Neocorynurella seeleyi.
The Participation of the President Mr. Gilles Ratia, in the III International Scientific and Practical Conference “Beekeeping as an integrating element for the sustainable development of the agrarian sector” of the Luhansk National Agrarian University16 April, 2013
The President of the International Federation of Beekeeping Associations Apimondia, Mr. Gilles Ratia, participated in the III International Scientific and Practical Conference “Beekeeping as an integrating element for the sustainable development of the agrarian sector” of the Luhansk National Agrarian University in keeping with the Program of the Official Visit of Apimondia President to Ukraine agreed upon with the Secretariat. The Conference was held on 9 April 2013.
The beekeeping fair was arranged within the framework of the Conference. Mr. President visited the fair before his report at the Conference. The beekeepers of Donetsk and Luhansk Regions participating in the fair came to the University in order to present their production and the achievements in beekeeping and to participate in the III International Scientific and Practical Conference. Mr. Gilles Ratia was very interested in seeing the exhibits and talking to the exhibitors. Many beekeepers visited the master class of the President, organized by the Organizing Committee on 15 July 2011 during his previous visit to Ukraine, and eagerly waited for his report at the Luhansk Conference. Many of them are going to visit the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress to be held 29 September – 4 October 2013 in Kyiv.
The III International Scientific and Practical Conference “Beekeeping as an integrating element for the sustainable development of the agrarian sector” started at 11:00 in the University Concert Hall. The Conference was organized by the Luhansk National Agrarian University with the assistance of the Organizing Committee of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress, the NGO “Brotherhood of Ukrainian Beekeeping”, and the Beekeepers’ Association of Luhansk Region and with the support of the Luhansk Regional State Administration. The Rector and the professors of the Luhansk National Agrarian University participated in the work of the Conference.
Over 700 persons visited the Conference. These were the beekeepers of the Donbas Region (comprising of Luhansk and Donetsk Regions), the professionals and amateurs, the members of the NGO “Brotherhood of Ukrainian Beekeeping”, the Beekeepers’ Association of Luhansk Region and other Donbas beekeeping associations, the lectors and postgraduates, the scientific workers and the students of the Luhansk National Agrarian University.
The Official Visit of the President of the International Federation of Beekeeping Associations Apimondia, Mr. Gilles Ratia, to Ukraine16 April, 2013
The President of the International Federation of Beekeeping Associations Apimondia, Mr. Gilles Ratia, visited Ukraine on 8-15 April 2013. The objective of the Official visit of the President was to participate in the official protocol meeting of the Executive Council of IFBA Apimondia which was dedicated inter alia to considering the stage of preparation of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress.
The Organizing Committee of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress agreed upon the Program of the official visit of Apimondia President to Ukraine with the Secretariat of the International Federation of Beekeeping Associations Apimondia.
The Program included:
the visit of the office of the Organizing Committee of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress and acquaintance with the Organizing Committee employees – 8 April 2013
the visit to the Luhansk National Agrarian University – 9 April 2013 (News)
the participation and the report at the III International Scientific and Practical Conference “Beekeeping as integrating element of the sustainable development of the agrarian sector” at the Luhansk National Agrarian University – 9 April 2013 (News)
the participation in the TV Program “Important people” of the Luhansk Channel IRTA – 9 April 2013 (News)
the visit to the Scientific and Educating Production Center of Beekeeping of Luhansk Region of the LNAU and the apiary of the Luhansk National Agrarian University – 10 April 2013 (News)
the visit of the Ukrainian Laboratory of Quality and Safety of Agricultural Products and the meeting with the Director of the Laboratory, the Coordinator of the scientific issues, Mr. Serhiy Dmytrovych Melnychuk – 12 April 2013
the chairmanship and the work at the official Protocol Meeting of Apimondia Executive Council – 12-14 April 2013 (News)
the participation of the joint official meeting of Apimondia Executive Council, the Organizing Committee of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress, the Presidents of Scientific Commissions of Ukraine, the Partners of the Organizing Committee and the Heads of Regional Divisions of the All-Ukrainian Nongovernmental Organization “Brotherhood of Ukrainian Beekeepers” – 13 April 2013 (News)
the visit to the International Exhibition Center, the venue of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress, and the meeting with the Deputy General Director of the IEC, the Head of the Department of the events organization and planning, Mr. Viktor Anatolievich Tkachenko – 14 April 2013 (News)
the participation in the Press Conference “Colony loss can turn into a disaster for human kind. Experts from 20 countries are coming to Kyiv to prevent this danger” – 15 April 2013 (News)
the visit to the apiary “Honey Fields” – 15 April 2013. (News)