Hello Ukraine

Bee WARE visited Kyiv, Ukraine 2013...

The well-renowned Brotherhood of Beekeepers in Ukraine won the hosting of the 2013 Apimondia Conference!

We visited for 10 days with loads to listen to and see and even more to experience in Ukraine as a beautiful country!

Directions - GPS: S 25.87756 E 028.17355

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"We listened to over 20 different speakers across 8 different categories with presenters from across the globe all focused on new technogoly and findings with regards to beekeeping"


Apimondia Profile - "The Beekeeping Conference"

Photos of Kyiv, Ukraine

1 -Award winning Honey Stand @ Sophia Monastery


Kyiv Honey Stand


2 - Long queue to register
Apimondia Registration queue

3 - Kyiv Honey Stand near WW2 Museum

Honey comb weighed by the gram and charged by the gram

Kyiv Honey stand


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One can learn a vast amount of beekeeping knowledge and new skill when visiting another country so rich in beekeeping culture.

We visited a monastery where bees are still kept today in the apple orchard which alongside a white Acacia forest.

Beekeeping Monk with Warrick

Monastery Bees

Got some Video footage!

So you couldn't make it to Ukraine.

We have got some video footage of what we saw while travelling around the city and the country.


"It's probably the best book ever written on beekeeping and its for South Africa and by a South African!" Hans Blokker of SABIO management.

See the different shaped bee hive design of the hexagon used in Ukraine along with Langstroth design bee hives.

Hexagon bee hive


Bee complex Ukraine

Father from Mother of God Monastery shows his multi-colony bee complex of four bee colonies all interlinked with bee corridors. Queen bees can travel between colony 'stacks' and they "help" each other when neighbouring colonies are weak or have more space for laying.



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