20 September 2016, Tuesday, 16:27

Bashkir wax Taj Mahal won Grand Prix at prestigious Apicultural Congress


UFA, 20 September 2016. /Bashinform News Agency, Galina Bakhshieva/. Bashkortostan beekeepers made a worth presentation at the 21st Congress of the Beekeeping Federation "Apislavia" in Kazakhstan.

The Bashkir team awards collection includes the Grand Prix of the Congress exhibition, a gold medal in the "Wax Products" category for the wax figure "Taj Mahal Mausoleum-Mosque", a silver medal in the category "Comb Honey" and in the nomination "Monofloral Honey" for centrifugal Bashkir linden honey.

In addition, Bashkortostan was awarded the special prize "Apislavia 2016" – a souvenir watch made in the form of a bee on a honeycomb.

As the press-service of the Ministry of Agriculture RB underlines, Bashkortostan defended the honour of the whole of Russia among 29 countries. Bashkir manufacturers displayed more than 100 kinds of products at the exhibition-fair. A particular attention of the exhibition participants was attracted by a wax model of "Taj Mahal Mausoleum-Mosque" made from 25 kg of beeswax.

Currently, "Apislavia" is one of the largest venues for discussion of common beekeeping issues in Eastern and Central Europe and Eurasia. The total number of participants in the Congress of 2016 exceeded 500 people. Among them there were leading industry experts, scientists, representatives of international and national associations, beekeepers, public and political figures, manufacturers of equipment and beekeeping equipment, exporters and importers of apiculture products.

The "Apislavia" members are part of the International Beekeeping Federation "Apimondia", they are entitled to vote in selecting the next venue of the Forum. The President of the International Beekeeping Federation "Apimondia" Philip McCabe also attended the "Apislavia".

Countries participating in the Congress have already expressed an interest in the Bashkir beekeepers experience and would like to visit our republic to study it locally. In October, the Kazakhstan delegation is expected. The Germany representatives intend to explore the experience of Bashkir scientists in the field of apitherapy, cosmetics based on bee products.

The success of the republic at the "Apislavia" -2016 became a serious bid for Ufa hosting the 47th International Apimondia Congress and the Apiexpo international exhibition, which will be held in 2021. The exact venue of the two major events in the field of beekeeping will be already known in the next year.