26 August, 2013
TENTORIUM® is one of the largest enterprises in Russia processing a whole range of bee products on an industrial scale. The Company works on the market of wellness products for 25 years. Today the Company produces more than 200 items each of which go through painstaking quality control at every level of manufacturing. For processing the Company acquires bee products from a great amount of suppliers from different regions.
For many years TENTORIUM® has implemented projects aimed at the development of beekeeping: “Agrofranchise. The Development of Beekeeping”- business-offer concerning organization of apiaries, arranging the opening of 30 specialized shops for beekeepers in different cities of Russia, initiation of the World Save Bee Fund WSBF e.V, the issue of the “Its Majesty the Bee” magazine and many other things. In 2012 the Company realized a scale capital investment project “Building of the ApiEnterprise” that lets significantly increase the volume of processing bee products. High technology equipment for the ApiEnterprise was designed and developed according to HASSP standards (principles providing safety of food products) that let carry out gentle processing of raw materials. New ApiEnterprise of the TENTORIUM® Apicompany contributes to active development of beekeeping not only on the territory of Russia but also a range of foreign countries.
To promote its products the TENTORIUM® Apicompany chose “from heart to heart” system – the system of direct sales. The representative offices of “Tentorium” work throughout Russia and in the countries of European Union: Italy, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Mongolia, and Cyprus, and also in Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Ukraine, Turkey, Kirgizia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia.
Specialists of beekeeping industry note that distributors of TENTORIUM® promoting products contribute to the development of beekeeping and increase of sales volume of raw materials in different regions. TENTORIUM® plans to enter such international markets as Arab Emirates, Canada, USA, Turkey, Spain, France and others.
16 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.
15 April, 2013
The official visit of the President of the International Federation of Beekeeping Associations Apimondia, Mr. Gilles Ratia, to Ukraine was held on 8-15 April 2013. Simultaneously the Organizing Committee of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress received the honored guests – the Members of Apimondia Executive Council on 11-15 April 2013 in Ukraine.
A number of important events were held during the visit of Apimondia President and the Members of Apimondia Executive Council. These events were as follows: the protocol session of the Apimondia Executive Council, the meeting of the members of Apimondia Executive Council with the Partners of the Organizing Committee of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress, the visit of the members of Apimondia Executive Council to the International Exhibition Center – the venue of the future Congress, and the press conference dedicated to the topical issue of colony loss and the methods of bee preservation.
Apimondia Executive Council held protocol session on 12-14 April 2013. During the session important issues of the Federation were discussed. The Members of Apimondia Executive Council listened to the report of the Organizing Committee of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress on the preparation stage of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress. The Managing Board of Apimondia especially noted the success achieved by the Organizing Committee in terms of the Congress preparation.
The Members of Managing Board of the International Federation of Beekeeping Associations Apimondia:
The President of the International Federation of Beekeeping Associations Apimondia Mr. Gilles Ratia
The Vice President of the International Federation of Beekeeping Associations Apimondia Mr. Lucas Daniel Martínez
The Secretary General of the International Federation of Beekeeping Associations Apimondia Mr. Riccardo Jannoni-Sebastianini
The Presidents of the Scientific Commissions of the International Federation of Beekeeping Associations Apimondia:
Beekeeping Economy – Dr. Dinh Quyet Tam
Bee Biology – Prof. Dr. Karl Crailsheim
Beekeeping Technology and Quality – Mr. Etienne Bruneau
Apitherapy – Dr. Theodore Cherbuliez
Beekeeping for Rural Development – Dr. Nicola J. Bradbear
14 April, 2013
The President of the International Federation of Beekeeping Associations, Mr.Gilles Ratia, the President of the Organizing Committee of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress, Mrs. Tetiana Vasylkivska, and the Presidentof the Regional Commission of Okeania, Ms. Maureen Maxwell visited the apiary “Honey fields” on 15 April 2013 within the framework of his visit to Ukraine aimed at the inspection of the preparation stage of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress.
The apiary “Honey fields” is located near a small picturesque village Grebinky, Kyiv Oblast, close to a big pond Protoky. It is headed by Mr. Viktor Vasyliovych Yatsenko, the beekeeper, who’s been working in apiculture for 10 years. ”Honey Fields” is family business established by Mr. Yatsenko and his wife Mrs. Olena Viktorivna Yatsenko. Parent’s passion for beekeeping was adopted by their children. As per moment Mr. and Mrs. Yatsenkos' daughter, Ms. Anatasia Yatsenko, is working as a lector in the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine. The son is bee queen breeder at father’s apiary.
”Honey Fields” was created practically on the bare place. When the family bought the land there was nothing there. Today the apiary has a big house, the premises for making the beehives and the spot with 200 beehives. The apiary has a bee breeding facility status meaning it has the right to breed bee queens and sell out the bee families. The species bred here is Ukrainian Steppe Honey Bee.
Mr. President inspected the apiary and the beehive spot and had a very interesting comprehensive conversation with Mr. Oleksandr Yatsenko, the son of Mr. Viktor Yatsenko, about bee queen breeding, its regional peculiarities and secrets.
Mr. Ratia and Ms. Maureen were impressed by the hospitality of the family, by the apiary, its organization and the high criteria applied by Mr. Oleksandr Yatsenko in his work on bee queen breeding. This was an exceptionally pleasant and interesting evening for all the participants.
12 April, 2013
The President of the International Federation of Beekeeping Associations Apimondia, Mr. Gilles Ratia, visited the Salt Shaft in Soledar (Donetsk Region) on 12 April 2013 within the framework of his visit to Ukraine aimed at the inspection of the preparation stage of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress.
The Salt Shaft is one of the most interesting tourist sites in Easter Ukraine. The salt mining in the shaft is over as per moment. The depth of the shaft is 300 meters under the ground. The tourists see the grand galleries excavated in the salt-rock as they descend down. The museum, the working church and the speleotherapy sanatorium “Salt Symphony” are established there. There is also an exposition of salt figures made by local masters, including the Palm which imitates the well-known Palm of Mertsalov, the symbol of Donbas depicted in the Coat of arms of Donetsk Oblast. The air of the Salt Shaft is very useful for breathing as it is additionally saturated by the air of the adjacent shaft where the salt is being mined.
The President of Apimondia, Mr. Gilles Ratia, saw the shaft and its facilities and participated in the football match held between the members of the Organizing Committee and the Beekeepers Association of Luhansk Regions. The match ended in a draw. Friendship and fruitful cooperation for the benefit of the XXXXIII International Apicultural Congress was acknowledged to be a winner.