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

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Second Announcement

Theme: The Future of African Bee


  1. Conducive and enabling environment,
  2. Apiculture institutional and regulatory frameworks;
  3. Bee health and bee diseases;
  4. Access to market of honeybee and hives products;
  5. Impact of environmental stressors on bees;
  6. Pollination industry in Africa;
  7. Beekeeping technology transfer.

The African Union through its technical arm (AU-IBAR) with a mandate to support and coordinate the utilization of animals as a resource for human wellbeing in the Members State of the African Union is organizing the 1st symposium on honey production, bee health and pollination services in Africa from 6th to 8th September 2015 in Cairo, Egypt.

The symposium will be a platform of exchange between researchers and policy makers on news advances and research development, identify key issues and priority actions in research and technology transfer to improve the contribution of bees to the world food and nutritional security goals, poverty reduction, equitable and sustainable economic growth on the continent in relation to the Malabo Declaration on growth and acceleration and transformation of African agriculture for shared prosperity and better living conditions.


6th to 8th September 2015


Cairo, EGYPT

Conference languages: English, French and Arabic.

Call for Abstracts: AU-IBAR invites abstracts for oral presentation of original work on any of the above themes.

The Abstract should be a maximum of 300 (three hundred) words which should be submitted electronically via attachment as pdf file only to: The Editor-In-Chief, Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Abstracts should be received no later than 30 May 2015. Once abstracts have been accepted, full papers will be requested, and these should be received no later than 30 July 2015. Abstracts should be in French and English.

AU-IBAR will sponsor the participation of one representative from each AU MS (Chief Veterinary Offi cer or person responsible for beekeeping) and that of the authors of the selected papers (around 40).


The registration form (Microsoft Word file) is available for download from the AU-IBAR website.

The registration form should be sent as an e-mail attachment before July 31, 2015 to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a confirmation e-mail will be sent upon receipt of your registration form. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within one week, please contact the local organizing committee.

Participation Fee

The fee for the conference package is USD150. Payment should be made to the AU-IBAR Conference account (Contact Organizer for details).

Poster Presentations

The poster presentation is open to participants. Abstracts for poster presentations must be prepared and submitted as the abstracts for oral presentation.The posters should be A0 size (841 mm wide by 1189 mm tall).The organizing committee will prepare facilities to display posters.

Partner Organizations

European Union; icipe; OIE; FAO; EISMV

Symposium Contact

Director, AU-IBAR
Kenindia Business Park, Museum Hills, Weslands Road P.O Box 30786-00100 Nairobi
Tel.: +254 (20) 3674 000 or +254 (20) 3674 224 or +254 (20) 3674 229
Fax: +254 (20) 3674341/2
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Working Documents

2nd Announcement of Bee Symposium Poster
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2nd Announcement of Bee Symposium Poster
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Registration Form
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