9 — 14 September 2007 • Melbourne, Australia
Everybody interested in apiculture, science and practice is invited participate in the international APIMONDIA congress in Melbourne, Australia from 9 to 14 September 2007.
You will meet commercial, professional and hobby beekeepers from all over the world. The scientists well known as well as young and active with new ideas will be there presenting the latest results of their work. The honey traders will meet and discuss the world honey market and honey quality issues. Not least at the APIEXPO you will have in one place the main producers and traders of all what is needed by the beekeeper and all the products that come from beekeeping. The best equipment of the world and the best products from apiculture will be on show.
At the end we are going to see it all working in the field at the technical tours at the end of the congress. A comprehensive social programme with entertainment and excursions will allow you to learn about Australia, its nature, culture and people.
Australian beekeeping and apicultural science have all over the world a reputation of a high level of professionalism. With more than 600 different species of Eucalyptus, many of which produce nectar and with several agricultural and horticultural plants the Australian beekeepers must have great knowledge on how to yield a good honey crop.
Many large scale beekeeping operations, efficient migratory beekeeping and good breeding systems are interesting features of Australian beekeeping.
Efficient quarantine systems have so far kept some serious diseases and parasites out of Australia, allowing for a huge export of package bees to the United States. The congress is on beekeeping. But Australia has so much to show you. Just think of its wildlife, its nature or the culture of the Australians. Going to the APIMONDIA congress in Australia will be a great adventure.
The scientific programme of the congress is made in close cooperation between the Standing Commissions of APIMONDIA and the scientists and beekeepers from the Australian Organising Committee. We ask all scientists, beekeeping advisors and teachers to submit abstracts for evaluation. The programme will have invited speakers as well as presentations of the best of the submitted papers.