About the Congress
It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 4th International Apitherapy Congress of IFA on 28 March – 31 March 2021, to be held online during the online International World Api-Expo, on 26 March – 4 April 2021.
It will be an excellent opportunity to celebrate World Apitherapy Day on the 30th March and bring all the colleagues together for discussion and interaction, while also providing a significant networking platform through the attendance of major stakeholders.
In July 1956, Prf. Fang Zhu started to keep bees and study apitherapy health care, through experiments, observations and collecting information at home and abroad, he believed that bees were valuable for developing our country. Then on February 14, 1958, he wrote the paper “Bee—the Friend of Health” and published it on the newspaper “People’s Daily”.
In 1959, Bee Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, engaged Prof. Fang Zhu as their special researcher. When chairman Zhu De inspected the institute “Bee—The Friend of Health” was submitted to him, after chairman Zhu read it, he wrote to Chairman Mao on January 16, 1960 and praised bee as “the friend of human beings”, as “matchmaker” of crop pollination, proposed to develop apiculture. Since 1960s, Chinese apiculture gradually flourished.
Head of Medical Biochemistry Department. Bezmialem Vakıf University / Turkey
Microbiology and Immunology in the National Research Center, Egypt
Head of Pharmacology Department, University of Fez, Morocco
President of Apitherapy Scientific Commission in Apimondia / Romania
President of the Apimondia Scientific Commission "Beekeeping Technology and Quality"
Yeditepe University, Head of Department of Pharmacognosis and Phytotherapy / Turkey
Director of Apiceutical Research Center / UK
President of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Apitherapy Society / China