INTERNATIONAL STINGLESS BEES CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP
The International Rubber Research and Development Board (IRRDB), Malaysian Rubber Board (LGM), and Malaysian Department of Agriculture, will host an international conference and workshop on stingless bees on 18 – 20 July 2017, at the TH Convention Centre, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia. The event, among others, is hosted to commemorate Visit Terengganu Year 2017 as well as the mini 2017 Malaysian Agriculture, Horticulture, and Agro-Tourism (MAHA) Show. The conference will be organized by the International Institute of Plantation Management (IIPM), with Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Malaysian Agriculture Research and Development Institute (MARDI) and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).
Among the most interesting issues that will be highlighted are the latest progress on stingless bee breeding and rearing, harvesting and post-harvest management, standards and quality management for stingless bee-related end products. Several working papers will be presented and deliberated by renowned experts from the industry.
In addition to the paper presentations, participants and visitors will have the opportunity to tour exhibition booths set up by local stingless bee entrepreneurs, attend a hands-on demonstration on stingless bees breeding and rearing, and an innovation challenge. A much anticipated segment will be the forum, especially included to allow dialogues on current issues between entrepreneurs and participants with authoritative experts from various stingless bees-related fields. This conference is also a strategic platform to promote stingless bees-related products as a super food, and the great potential of Terengganu as a centre for stingless bee breeding and rearing.
- To improve income through rearing of stingless bees
- To improve methods of breeding and rearing of stingless bees
- To improve the harvesting techniques of stingless bees honey
- To improve standards in the quality and management of stingless bees products
General Information for Poster Presentation/Abstracts:
- With topics relevant/related to the conference theme
- Each abstract must not exceed 500 words
- Manuscripts should beA4 sized
- Single-spacing, using standard 11 points
- Times New Roman in Microsoft Word 2003 (preferred)
- 5 cm margin at top, bottom and both sides
** Register and submit abstracts (in soft copy form) by or before 12 June 2017
Who Should Attend?
- Scientists and researchers
- Policy makers
- Extension officers
- Plantation/Forestry Consultants
- Stingless bee Hobbyists
Topics of Interest:
- Stingless bees rearing and economic/financial improvement
- Breeding & rearing methods
- Harvesting & post-harvest management
- Quality & management of end – products