1st Apiculture Congress in Uganda 2018

1.0. Background
The first Apiculture Congress 2018, will be a two-day event that will take place on 27th-28th August 2018 at Fairway Hotel. It is a must attend event  on topical issues with beekeepers and industry 1.0.

Background
The first Apiculture Congress 2018, will be a two-day event that will take place on 27th-28th August 2018 at Fairway Hotel. It is a must attend event  on topical issues with beekeepers and industry stakeholders from all walks of life  on how to maintain a healthy bee population in Uganda and create wealth from bees.
The event will draw attendance from leading apiculture development experts / professionals from all over the world. Speakers representing industry experts, government policy makers, as well as academic scholars and researchers from the apiculture arena will be present to discuss Africa apiculture development concerns in the 21st Century. The focus will be on strategies for turning beekeeping into a business and tools to strengthen information exchange in the realm of apiculture development.
This congress pledges to deliver current and relevant technical information from apiculture development experts/ professionals. It also provides opportunities for industry leaders, managers, academics, and government officials to exchange ideas on technology trends and best practices
Event theme: “Turning beekeeping into a business: Inclusive Apiculture development for improved livelihoods”

1.1. Rationale
Although, farming was (or is) primarily an activity to sustain the farmer and his/her family, it can be turned into a money-generating enterprise. As Uganda’s economy remains largely dependent on the agricultural sector, sector players still find it difficult to decide on which agro enterprise to practice given the changing climate, environmental conditions, high cost of investment, limited or no access to land and un -reliable market for products. Unlike other agro – enterprises, beekeeping has and remains among the few enterprises that one can start with ease, because of its distinctive nature. Beekeeping   requires 1) little start–up investments 2) does not require complex technologies and techniques to start with 3) uses locally available resources and can be done on a small piece of land but with a high return on investment. In Uganda today, a majority of farmers who have embraced beekeeping still practice it at subsistence level, with production of honey as their main product and little know on production of other bee products such as; bees wax, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, venom - which provide a portfolio of products that a farmer can sell and make more money from a single farm enterprise. Subsistence beekeeping and dependence on one bee product (honey) has subjected farmers to earning of little income  from production and sell of bee products  and yet there are  un taped viable apiculture business opportunities that these very farmers and the public can harness, Among which are; processing and packing of honey, bee venom, propolis tincture etc, making cosmetic products ( beeswax soap, cream, lotions , lip balm, shoe polish etc.) crafts and design (making hives, smokers, key holders, candles, designing table mats, cups , plates, aprons calendars, and cards)  all with a clear and known market at local, national and international level. Therefore, the theme of the congress is derived from and fits well into this background.

2.0 Objectives
The main objective of this year’s beekeeping congress is to stimulate business thinking (looking at beekeeping as a business) among value chain actors and the public.
Specifically, the congress will:

  • Unveil the business opportunities available   in apiculture subsector
  •  Discuss Africa apiculture development concerns/challenges and opportunities in the 21st Century.
  •  Design strategies for turning beekeeping into a business and tools to strengthen information exchange in the realm of apiculture development.
  • Exchange information and strengthen collaboration among honey value chain actors  in Uganda
  • Promoting growth and expansion in the Ugandan beekeeping by furthering awareness of and education on innovative bee products and beekeeping, packaging and value addition.

3.0. Call for concept papers
The call is extended to all potential participants who wish to make an oral or a poster presentation relevant to the Congress theme and any of the specific sub-themes as stated below. Authors should indicate whether they wish to do oral or poster presentations.  

3.1. Format for the concept
The concept paper should be brief (not more than two pages) and concise and the following should be followed.
1. The format is the Times New Roman font 12 and 1.5 spacing.
2. Title (not more than 20 words).
3. Topic. (2-3 lines)
4. The issue /challenge/best practice /findings (one paragraph)
5. Literature review (half a page, 3-4 authors cited).
6. Scope (one short paragraph on the subject content of the paper

3.2. Themes for concept papers
The concept papers should be derived from the themes l, below.
Beekeeping Economy 

  • Marketing and Branding
  • Designing appropriate financial products for beekeepers
  • Coordination in  honey value chain
  • Education and Broadcast in Beekeeping
  • Honey and Other Bee Products Trade
  • Sustainable Marketing for Beekeeping
  • Innovative Bee Products and Marketing

Bee Biology

  • Increasing Productivity in Beekeeping
  • Bee Ecology
  • Bee Feeding (Nutrition)
  • Bee Physiology
  • Safe pesticides use and application
  • Queen Bee Rearing and Technology

Bee Health

  • Role of Environmental Factors on Bee Health
  • Genetic Resistance and Bee Health
  • Treatment Methods Without Residues in Bee Health
  • Role of Pesticides and Other Toxic Substances on Bee Health
  • The Impact of Bee Disease and Pest Control Agents on Bee Products

Pollination and Bee Flora

  • Protecting Bees, Bee Flora and Bee Habitats
  • The Role of Wild Pollinators in the Ecosystem
  • Crop Pollination and Agricultural Production
  • Honeybees as Crop Pollinators

Beekeeping Technology and Quality
Beekeeping practices and material

  • Colony Management - Good Beekeeping Practices (with the topic to produce quality products, apitherapy products, organic products)
  • Beekeeping Software for Colony Management
  • Innovation and New Technologies for Beekeeping Equipment (apiary transport systems, apiary security systems…)
  • Feeding of Bees (different type, impact on bee colonies, …)
  • Quality and Hygiene of harvest and packaging for all bee products

Quality of bee products

  • Techniques to Analyze Bee Products.
  • Contaminant Concerning all Bee Products Including Adulteration
  • Techniques to Detect Contaminants

Dietary Supplements: Health Claims

  • Medicines: Potential Medicines for Humans and Animals (Veterinary Apitherapy)
  • Cosmetics: Therapy and Beauty

Beekeeping for Rural Development

  • Beekeeping in Rural Development
  • Forestry and Beekeeping
  • Traditional Beekeeping
  • Protection of Local Bees
  • Stingless Bees and Beekeeping

The deadline for submission of the concept paper is 5th Aug 2018. Application concept papers should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Cc This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

stakeholders from all walks of life  on how to maintain a healthy bee population in Uganda and create wealth from bees.
The event will draw attendance from leading apiculture development experts / professionals from all over the world. Speakers representing industry experts, government policy makers, as well as academic scholars and researchers from the apiculture arena will be present to discuss Africa apiculture development concerns in the 21st Century. The focus will be on strategies for turning beekeeping into a business and tools to strengthen information exchange in the realm of apiculture development.
This congress pledges to deliver current and relevant technical information from apiculture development experts/ professionals. It also provides opportunities for industry leaders, managers, academics, and government officials to exchange ideas on technology trends and best practices
Event theme: “Turning beekeeping into a business: Inclusive Apiculture development for improved livelihoods”

1.1. Rationale
Although, farming was (or is) primarily an activity to sustain the farmer and his/her family, it can be turned into a money-generating enterprise. As Uganda’s economy remains largely dependent on the agricultural sector, sector players still find it difficult to decide on which agro enterprise to practice given the changing climate, environmental conditions, high cost of investment, limited or no access to land and un -reliable market for products. Unlike other agro – enterprises, beekeeping has and remains among the few enterprises that one can start with ease, because of its distinctive nature. Beekeeping   requires 1) little start–up investments 2) does not require complex technologies and techniques to start with 3) uses locally available resources and can be done on a small piece of land but with a high return on investment. In Uganda today, a majority of farmers who have embraced beekeeping still practice it at subsistence level, with production of honey as their main product and little know on production of other bee products such as; bees wax, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, venom - which provide a portfolio of products that a farmer can sell and make more money from a single farm enterprise. Subsistence beekeeping and dependence on one bee product (honey) has subjected farmers to earning of little income  from production and sell of bee products  and yet there are  un taped viable apiculture business opportunities that these very farmers and the public can harness, Among which are; processing and packing of honey, bee venom, propolis tincture etc, making cosmetic products ( beeswax soap, cream, lotions , lip balm, shoe polish etc.) crafts and design (making hives, smokers, key holders, candles, designing table mats, cups , plates, aprons calendars, and cards)  all with a clear and known market at local, national and international level. Therefore, the theme of the congress is derived from and fits well into this background.

2.0 Objectives
The main objective of this year’s beekeeping congress is to stimulate business thinking (looking at beekeeping as a business) among value chain actors and the public.
Specifically, the congress will:

  • Unveil the business opportunities available   in apiculture subsector
  •  Discuss Africa apiculture development concerns/challenges and opportunities in the 21st Century.
  •  Design strategies for turning beekeeping into a business and tools to strengthen information exchange in the realm of apiculture development.
  • Exchange information and strengthen collaboration among honey value chain actors  in Uganda
  • Promoting growth and expansion in the Ugandan beekeeping by furthering awareness of and education on innovative bee products and beekeeping, packaging and value addition.

3.0. Call for concept papers
The call is extended to all potential participants who wish to make an oral or a poster presentation relevant to the Congress theme and any of the specific sub-themes as stated below. Authors should indicate whether they wish to do oral or poster presentations.  

3.1. Format for the concept
The concept paper should be brief (not more than two pages) and concise and the following should be followed.
1. The format is the Times New Roman font 12 and 1.5 spacing.
2. Title (not more than 20 words).
3. Topic. (2-3 lines)
4. The issue /challenge/best practice /findings (one paragraph)
5. Literature review (half a page, 3-4 authors cited).
6. Scope (one short paragraph on the subject content of the paper

3.2. Themes for concept papers
The concept papers should be derived from the themes l, below.
Beekeeping Economy 

  • Marketing and Branding
  • Designing appropriate financial products for beekeepers
  • Coordination in  honey value chain
  • Education and Broadcast in Beekeeping
  • Honey and Other Bee Products Trade
  • Sustainable Marketing for Beekeeping
  • Innovative Bee Products and Marketing

Bee Biology

  • Increasing Productivity in Beekeeping
  • Bee Ecology
  • Bee Feeding (Nutrition)
  • Bee Physiology
  • Safe pesticides use and application
  • Queen Bee Rearing and Technology

Bee Health

  • Role of Environmental Factors on Bee Health
  • Genetic Resistance and Bee Health
  • Treatment Methods Without Residues in Bee Health
  • Role of Pesticides and Other Toxic Substances on Bee Health
  • The Impact of Bee Disease and Pest Control Agents on Bee Products

Pollination and Bee Flora

  • Protecting Bees, Bee Flora and Bee Habitats
  • The Role of Wild Pollinators in the Ecosystem
  • Crop Pollination and Agricultural Production
  • Honeybees as Crop Pollinators

Beekeeping Technology and Quality
Beekeeping practices and material

  • Colony Management - Good Beekeeping Practices (with the topic to produce quality products, apitherapy products, organic products)
  • Beekeeping Software for Colony Management
  • Innovation and New Technologies for Beekeeping Equipment (apiary transport systems, apiary security systems…)
  • Feeding of Bees (different type, impact on bee colonies, …)
  • Quality and Hygiene of harvest and packaging for all bee products

Quality of bee products

  • Techniques to Analyze Bee Products.
  • Contaminant Concerning all Bee Products Including Adulteration
  • Techniques to Detect Contaminants

Dietary Supplements: Health Claims

  • Medicines: Potential Medicines for Humans and Animals (Veterinary Apitherapy)
  • Cosmetics: Therapy and Beauty

Beekeeping for Rural Development

  • Beekeeping in Rural Development
  • Forestry and Beekeeping
  • Traditional Beekeeping
  • Protection of Local Bees
  • Stingless Bees and Beekeeping

The deadline for submission of the concept paper is 5th Aug 2018. Application concept papers should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Cc This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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