Dear fellow beekeepers, scientists and friends

I write to invite you to Istanbul, Turkey for the 47th Apimondia Congress.  These past two years have been challenging, first with COVID and now with unprovoked fighting in Ukraine.  The 47th Congress was planned in Ufa, Russia in 2021 and then postponed due to COVID to 2022. We have moved the location for the 47th Apimondia Congress to Istanbul, Turkey, where we know we can host a great meeting on such short notice.

So let me welcome you to join us in Istanbul, 24-28 August 2022.  The venue is the same one we used in 2017 and so some of you will know what a wonderful setting this venue provides for a successful ApiExpo and Apimondia Congress. For those of you who could not join us in 2017, now is your chance to come to a vibrant city where East meets West, with a great international airport and convenient central  location. We are busy planning an exciting program on bees, keeping and all aspects of our craft.

Please join us as we all wish to meet and talk in person after such a long COVID confinement in our respective areas of the world. We look forward to hearing the bids from Europe of our 49th Congress in 2025 and voting on that venue. For the first time the 47th Congress will be a hybrid meeting with an option to attend portions of the meeting virtually, but we hope you can attend in person.

I look forward to seeing you this August in Istanbul.

Best regards,

Jeff Pettis
Apimondia President




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