INTERNATIONAL BEEKEEPING CONGRESS (IBC 2005 INDIA)
Venue: Le Meridien Hotel
|Event Date/Time: Nov 13, 2005||End Date/Time: Nov 18, 2005|
|Registration Date: Aug 13, 2005|
|Early Registration Date: Aug 30, 2005|
|Abstract Submission Date: Aug 30, 2005|
|Paper Submission Date: Nov 13, 2005|
Judicious planning and meticulous implementation of different innovative programs of Central and State Governments, research institutions, private organizations, Universities and NGOs have paved the way for the modernization of beekeeping. In view of the availability of vast honey potentials, there is tremendous scope for further expansion, extension and diversification of beekeeping.
Beekeeping plays a crucial role in the present context of commercialization of agriculture and liberalization of economy. It covers entire scope of honeybee resources, bee products, beekeeping practices, pollination services and their interface with business systems and environment integrity. There is a significant unknown diversity of scientific and practical knowledge available in different countries which needs to be disseminated properly. Due to lack of coordination amongst different implementing agencies little information is available on the overall status of research, training and extension systems.
The International Beekeeping Conference will provide a forum for reorienting the policies and programs in the country resulting in more productive and sustainable apiculture. An international forum driven by a the Theme- “Beekeeping for sustainable livelihoods and rural development” is most apt in the present context.
The six day conference organized by Century Foundation, Bangalore, India will help to develop an agenda to ensure sustainable livelihood, natural resource use optimization and eco-system protection through income generating activities like beekeeping. It will bring together the international scientific community involved in the study of bees and an unique opportunity to deepen our understanding of bees and experience the wonderful hospitality of India .