The twenty ninth beekeeping
exhibition "Pčelarstvo 2003" was held from the 2nd to 5th
of October this year and gathered the record number of participants and
exhibitors. The exhibition is traditionally organized each year in Tasmajdan
300 exhibitors from Serbia,
Montenegro and Serbian Republic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) were present. 250
of them were selling honey and other bee products, 40 exhibitors sold
beekeeping equipment, while 10 sold books and other beekeeping literature.
The exhibition was visited by a great number of beekeepers from Serbia.
Also, there were organised visits from Montenegro, Macedonia, Bulgaria,
Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The number of visitors is hard
to be determined. Some estimate that it was between 200 and 300 thousands
and that over 100-150 tons of honey was sold.
The exhibition was opened by
Mrs. Radmila Hrustanovic, the mayor of Belgrade, and Mr. Stojan Jevtic, the
minister of agriculture was present. Traditionally, in scope of the opening
ceremony, a honey tree was planted in the park – linden tree this year.