President of Apimondia, Dr. Jeff Pettis, set for Tanzania honey show 2024

DAR ES SALAAM: IN a significant development for Tanzania’s beekeeping industry, Dr Jeff Pettis, President of Apimondia, will grace the Tanzania Honey Show 2024 with his presence.

This esteemed event, scheduled from June 19 to 21 this year in Dar es Salaam marks a pivotal moment of the country’s journey towards hosting the prestigious Apimondia Congress in 2027.

Under the visionary leadership of President Samia Suluhu Hassan, Tanzania has secured the privilege of hosting the forthcoming Apimondia Congress which is a testament to its commitment to advancing the beekeeping sector.

This landmark achievement not only positions Tanzania on the global stage but also promises to invigorate the bee industry, elevate tourism prospects, and bolster national revenue.

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Initiated by Tanzania Honey Junction, with the esteemed patronage of former Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda, and spearheaded by dynamic Tanzanian entrepreneurs.

The Honey show for this year serves as a precursor to the impending congress.

This national exhibition aims to galvanise stakeholders within the beekeeping sector, foster the utilization and production of bee products, and ignite enthusiasm for bee tourism.

The Apimondia Congress, a revered gathering of beekeepers, experts, and industry stakeholders from over 150 nations, offers a fertile ground for knowledge exchange and exploration of beekeeping innovations.

Tanzania’s selection as the host country for the 2027 congress underscores its emergence as a pivotal player in the global beekeeping landscape.

As anticipation mounts for the Tanzania Honey Show, Dr Jeff Pettis’s participation underscores the event’s significance in paving the way for the forthcoming Apimondia Congress.

With a focus on promoting the utilisation of bee products, particularly honey, and nurturing interest in bee tourism, the exhibition is poised to catalyse transformative growth within Tanzania’s beekeeping ecosystem.
The convergence of global expertise, local ingenuity, and governmental support which signifies a united commitment towards harnessing the potential of beekeeping for sustainable development and economic prosperity.

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