September 1, 2015 - September 3, 2015

1st Continental Symposium on Honey Production, Bee Health, and Pollination Services in Africa

Cairo/Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

This symposium will bring together experts from around the world to share experiences and discussion concerning honey bee breeding, genetics and physiology, honey bee diseases and pests, impacts of environmental stressors on bees, conservation, ecosystems services, and bee policy.

Event themes

The major theme of the event is “The Future of the African Bee.” Sub-themes include:

  • The current status and future prospects of honey bee production in Africa
  • Access to markets for honeybee and hives products
  • Mapping bee diseases and bee disease risks in Africa
  • The pollination industry in Africa: status, challenges and options for enhancement
  • Impact of environmental stressors on bees

Submitting abstracts and registering for the event

The African Union – Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) invites abstracts for oral presentation of original work on any of the above themes. The abstract should be 300 words maximum and should be submitted electronically as a PDF file to before May 30th. Once abstracts have been accepted, full papers will be requested and should be received no later than July 30th. Abstracts should be in French and English.

The registration form (Microsoft Word file) for the event is available for download here. The registration form should be sent as an e-mail attachment to before July 31st.

Event Details
Beehive in Kenya. Photo courtesy of John Recha/ERMCSD