Dear Colleagues,

“5th International Muğla Beekeeping and Pine Honey Congress” will be held between 01-05 November 2016 at Liberty Hotels Lykia, Fethiye - Ölüdeniz.

We wish all members of the international beekeeping sector get together in our congress, provide theoretical information to the beekeepers and to increase their experience in the related fields. For this purpose, we encourage the participants to stay in the hotel to create a camp atmosphere and have chance to discuss and share ideas on the technical and economical problems of beekeeping with the participation of national and international experts in their fields.

In addition to the invited presentations, abstracts submitted for the scientific titles defined by the Scientific Committee will be evaluated precisely and accepted as oral/poster presentation for the "5th International Muğla Beekeeping and Pine Honey Congress".

According to the survey that we’ve made during the previous Congress, the participants were very pleased with the method of the scientific program. That’s why, we’ve decided to apply the same method for the 5th Congress. 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 we'll have;

There will be indoor and outdoor exhibition areas which national and international companies of the beekeeping sector will have chance 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 350% average in terms of number of participants, number of participating countries, and number of stands between 2008, which is the first year of the congress and 2014. Local Organizing Committee is working hard in order to make this increase even faster in 5th Congress that will be held on 2016.

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

"5th 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 sincerely hope that you will be able to participate in the "5th International Muğla Beekeeping and Pine Honey Congress" to meet and interact with friends and colleagues from all over the world and to enjoy the natural beauties of Ölüdeniz, Fethiye.

Sincerely yours,

On behalf of Organization Committee
Congress Co- President
Prof. Dr. Yusuf Ziya ERDİL
Vice Rector
Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University

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