Under the Patronage of H. H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority



Day One – 5 February 2018


11:30 Opening address
Mr. Philip McCabe, President, Apimondia

11:50 Efforts of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development in encouraging beekeeping in Arab countries
Dr. Ibrahim ElDukheri, Director General, Arab Organization for Agricultural Development

12:10 Status of beekeeping in the Arab countries
Prof Ahmed Al-Khazem Al-Ghamdi, Supervisor of Bagshan for Bee Research, King Saud University, Vice President of Asian Beekeeper Association, President of Albaha Beekeepers Association, Saudi Arabia

12:20 World Bee Day
Dr Peter Kozmus, Professional leader of Breeding program for Carniolan honeybee in Slovenia, Slovenian Beekeeping Association, Slovenia and Vice President, Apimondia

12:40 Sustainable bees in the gulf region
Mohammed Najeh Khafagy, Chief Executive Officer, Al Najeh, UAE


13:00 BeesVita Plus™ (BVP™): a revolutionary nutritional system for honey bees that organically strengthens their natural defenses
Lee Rosen, Chairman and CEO, Healthy Bees LLC, US
Dr Francesca Del Vecchio , Beesvita Plus Inventor & Chief Scientist, Healthy Bees LLC, US
Dr Andrea Festuccia, Business Development & Strategy, Healthy Bees LLC, US

13:30 The use of comparative genome hybridization and next generation sequencing for conservation of levant honey bee resistant to varroa and its beneficial traits
Dr Nizar Haddad, Director General, National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension (NCARE), Jordan

13:50 Barcoding of the local honeybee societies in Saudi Arabia
Dr Yehya Al Attal, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

14:10 – 14:30 Break


 14:30 Hive Haven V9 Stingless Native Bee Hive Assembly to combat hive overheating and enable the harvesting of native bee products (honey & propolis)
Jeffrey Ross, Director, Hive Haven Australia, Australia

14:50 Analysis of the benefits and costs of honey bee industry in Saudi Arabia
Dr Mosa Al Qhatani, Agriculture Development Fund

 15:10 The BeeApp for Beekeepers a new tool for smart beekeeping
Dany El-Obeid, Lebanese University

15:30 Good beekeeping practices: honey and beehive products quality
Etienne Bruneau, CARI asbl – Apimondia, Belgium

 15:50 Treatment and sterilization of bees and its products and accessories
Riyadh Alobiadan


 16:10 Queen rearing
Prof Nasreldeen Basuny, Researcher – Beekeeping Department, Agricultural Research Centre, Egypt

 16:30 Rearing of honeybee queen
Dr. Amal Al-Abbadi, Associate Professor: Economic Entomology and Apiculture, Al-Baqa Applied University

 16:30 – 18:00 ApiArab General Assembly

 18:00 Event closes


Day Two – 6 February 2018

10:30 Pollinator diversity and conservation in Asia
Dr Cleofas Rodriguez Cervancia, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of the Philippines

10:50 How to detect bee diseases
Prof Mahmoud Lekhal, ENSV – Federation Algerienne des Associations d’Apiclteurs, Algeria

 11:10 Highlights on Apiculture research activates and major achievements of the Chair of Bee Research of KSU, Saudi Arabia
Dr Nuru Adgaba Mohamed, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

 11:30 Topic tbc
Dennis Anderson, UAE


 11:50 Pollen production, storage and marketing techniques
Ahmed Aboud, Arab Beekeeping Organisation

12:10 Honey marketing specifics
Dr Rami Ollaik, Author and Attorney at Law, Instructor of Beekeeping, Faculty of Agr. & Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

12:30 Separating naturally and efficiently honey from beeswax-cappings by a cold spinning process
Lionel Bouron, Sales manager, THOMAS Cy

12:50 Multiplex Technology for the detection of Multiple Drug Residues in A Single Sample
Anil Padmanabhan, Business Development and Customer Support Executive, Randox Food Diagnostics, UK

 13:10 Workshop: Presenting honey in a proper manner for shows and awards
Michael Gleeson, The Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations (FIBKA), Ireland

13:30 Honey quality and international honey market analysis
Norberto Garcia, Professor, Universidad Nacinal Del Sur – Bahia Blanca, Argentina

13:50 Beekeeping definitions, controls and practices impact on the quality of bee products
Prof Badiaa Lyoussi, University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah, Morocco

14:10 Medical importance of bee products
Prof. Ahmad Hegazi, National Research Center, Egypt

14:30 Topic tbc
Aleski Tuominen, Paradise Honey, Finland

14:50 Topic tbc
Prof. Siriwat Wongsiri, President, Asian Apicultural Association (AAA)

15:10 Topic tbc
Dr Nicola Bradbear, Bees for Development, UK

15:10 – 16:00 Workshop

16:00 Event closes


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