Members AreaBBKA News Archive Magazines BBKA Forum BBKA EC and Office Who we are Executive > Link Trustees Compliance ADM BBKA Constitution Charitable Incorporated Organisation Risk Assessments Meetings and Reports Office Staff Insurance Public Liability Insurance All Risks Insurance Officer Insurance Bee Diseases Insurance Exams and Assessments Exams and Assessments of the BBKA Correspondence courses General Help Membership Classes and benefits Renew Schools Research Members' Resources Asian Hornet FAQs Branch and association resources BBKA Hive keeping record BeeBase Beekeeping Legislation Honey Show Rules & Judges Important Organisations for Beekeepers BeeConnected spray alert Leaflets Lecturers & Speakers RSS Feeds for members Winter Colony Survival Survey '18/19 Members' Events Members' News Apimondia The annual Apimondia Congress has taken place since 1897, bringing bee keepers together from all over the world, to further knowledge, practice and research in the apicultural sphere. In September 1997 Apimondia, the International Federation of Beekeepers™ Associations, organised the 35th Apimondia congress in Antwerp, Belgium, to mark the Centennial Jubilee of International Apicultural Congresses. The venue chosen for this congress, Belgium, accentuated the relevance of the event as it was in this very country that the First International Apicultural Congress was held back in 1897. This celebration placed the Apimondia International Apicultural Congress among the very first International congresses. On this “historic” occasion, both the general theme of the congress “Ancient and recent history of the honeybee and beekeeping” and the themes of the scientific sessions were chosen accordingly, to testify to the link between the past and future meetings that continue to take place every other year, bringing researchers and beekeepers together from all over the world with the aim of solving pressing problems related to world apiculture, the bee products trade, honey adulteration, bee disease control, new technologies and beekeeping extension.