THE SIXTH FESTIVAL OF BEEKEEPING - SUBOTICA 2002.
(the first part)
From the 29th to the 30th of September, beekeepers from Subotica (Serbia) organized one more beekeeping manifestation the sixth festival of beekeeping – Subotica 2002. Although this was one of the worst beekeeping years and the weather was cold 27 exhibitors of beekeeping products and equipment gathered, 1137 visitors degusted six kinds of honey and about 100 persons participated in a very successful beekeeping conference.
The conference took place in beautiful surroundings of Serbian Culture Center “Sveti Sava” premises, with the following agenda:
The conference was very well
visited by beekeepers from Subotica, and also by the beekeepers from Sombor,
Backa Topola, Jagodina, Velika Plana and other towns. All the lectures were
carefully surveyed although they lasted 4.5 hours and were followed by many
questions and additional explanations. The guest from Croatia (the first
lecturer in this region after 1991) had to answer the greatest number of
questions. He is a great queen breeder, this year he produced 5500 queens in his
800 mini queen rearing boxes. In Croatia beekeepers buy queens from registered
breeders (like dr Kovacic) and they cost only 2.5 €. As a stimulus from the
state a breeder gets 3.5 € per queen. Our state officials could take this idea
into consideration since similar stimulus is given to queen breeders in Hungary.
Text: Živoslav Stojanović
Photos: Karolj Mareček
Translated by Oliver Mihajlović