Dear Colleagues,

“6th International Muğla Beekeeping and Pine Honey Congress” will be held between 15-19 October 2018 at Liberty Hotels Lykia, Fethiye - Ölüdeniz.

During the congress, all shareholders of the sector on the international level, providing theoretical information to our beekeepers, and increasing their experience in the related fields is aimed. In line with this purpose, guests will be encouraged to stay overnight as in our previous congress, and a camp atmosphere that is open to discussion and share of ideas on the technical and economic problems of beekeeping in Turkey and the World with the participation of national and international delegation, who are experts in their fields, and beekeepers.

In addition to invited speakers, abstract submissions made for the scientific topics decided by the Scientific Committee will be evaluated carefully and accepted verbally and/or as poster for the “6th International Muğla Beekeeping and Pine Honey Congress”.

2016 Congress survey showed us that congress program planning was found very positive and useful by all participants. For this reason, the same program flow will continue. Scientific topics will be presented in the main meeting hall before the noon, and then different subjects will be discussed interactively in parallel sessions as a second part in the afternoon. All participants will be able to meet each other and share their knowledge at international level.

Making a difference is the most important characteristic of each new International Muğla Beekeeping and Pine Honey Congress.

In 2016 congress, the followings will be different from the previous congresses;

There will be indoor and outdoor exhibition areas which national and international companies that are active in the beekeeping sector may open stands to present their products and studies. It is one of the most important responsibilities of the congress organizing committee to become a bridge for starting long-term commercial activities between regional business owners and executives of the international companies who want to create a business connection, whether they have a stand or not.

In each new congress, a very successful increasing trend is achieved in terms of number of participants, number of stands, number of countries, number of international delegates, and number of domestic and international abstracts. Thus, “International Muğla Beekeeping and Pine Honey Congress” takes firm steps forward for becoming a world-class brand congress by making a difference between other beekeeping congresses in the world.

The following table provides data of the congresses held between 2008, which is the first year of the congress, and 2016. Local Organizing Committee is working hard in order to make this increase even faster in 6th Congress that will be held on 2018.

Year Place Participant Country Stand
2008 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University 550 5 9
2010 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University 750 10 15
2012 Marmaris Yazıcı Hotel 1115 19 19
2014 Liberty Lykia Hotel - Ölüdeniz 1870 28 40
2016 Liberty Lykia Hotel - Ölüdeniz 1935 26 44

"6th International Muğla Beekeeping and Pine Honey Congress" will be held at Liberty Hotels Lykia located in Ölüdeniz which is chosen as the most beautiful beach of the world in 2006 by getting 82% of votes. This hotel is founded on the piedmont of Babadağ on a land of 370.000 square meters and have well-kept gardens and unmatched landscaping. It has a 650-meters long private beach in one of the turquoise color inlets in which Mediterranean and Aegean seas. Besides the congress program, it will also provide a perfect holiday experience for all participants in order to relieve the tiredness of the year.

We are glad to inform you that we will be happy to have your support and participation to "6th International Muğla Beekeeping and Pine Honey Congress" that will be held between October 15-19, 2018 in which technical and economic problems and solution methods of beekeeping of our country and the world will be discussed and Muğla pine honey will be promoted at domestic and international levels.

Sincerely yours,

On behalf of Organization Committee
Congress President

Bilateral Meetings will be organized between international and national companies, institutes and associations. We kindly ask the companies, institutes and associations interested in bilateral meetings to apply the Congress Secretariat and inform about their interest, topic etc.