Ufa will host the 47th Apimondia Congress of the International Federation of Beekeeping Associations and the ApiExpo Exhibition
The 45th Apimondia Congress of the International Federation of Beekeeping Associations came to en end on October 3, 2017 in Istanbul. In the second round of the General Assembly, Bashkortostan was elected by 75 votes against 45 votes for Danemark as the venue for the 47th Congress of Apimondia and the ApiExpo exhibition. There are 118 beekeeping associations from 82 countries in Apimondia today.
At the APIEXPO, guests to the Russian booth explored a honey map of Russia with the country's main honey regions and main types of honey which are common in these territories. In the degustation area visitors could taste national delicacies of Russian regions, such as Bashkir chak-chak, various kinds of honey and herbal tea. The Honey Spa Cafe was very popular among the honey lovers, who enjoyed treatments with handmade cosmetics derived from bee products there. Professional artists of the the Faizi Gaskarov State Academic Ensemble of Folk Dance and of the Bashkir State Philharmonic were the real sensation! The booth team has prepared nice surprises for all it's guests. The booth demonstrated films about beekeeping in Russia and Bashkortostan, and the team arranged the wild-hive beekeeping-themed photo shooting area. Wild-hive beekeeping is a unique folk craft of wild honey production, preserved in the world only in the Republic of Bashkortostan.