The China Bee Products Industry Conference was sponsored by the Bee Products Branch of the China Food, Animal, and Livestock Import and Export Chamber of Commerce. It has been successfully held for seven sessions and is widely recognized in the industry. The conference invites domestic and foreign industry organizations, authority experts, and representatives from domestic and foreign bee production, trade, inspection and quarantine, and academic research to exchange the bee products trade environment, food safety, and consumer channels. Simultaneous interpretation.
The 2018 China Bee Products Industry Conference was successfully held in Xi’an on March 27-28, 2018. Representatives from 252 of the world’s five largest apiculture industries attended the conference. The theme of the conference was “Innovation and win-win”. The nine major sections and the “Gu Lu Mi” special roundtable meeting were widely praised by the participants. The “Xi’an Declaration”, which aims at improving quality, has received a positive response from the entire industry.
At the meeting, the trend of “slow beekeeping” introduced by the European professional beekeeping association Chairman Walter Hifek was highly regarded. Mr. Walter said: “Slowness means not only taking the time to enjoy good food but also representing ample time. To produce and treat foods is like giving honeybees plenty of time to make honey so that naturally mature and highly active honey can represent the quality of honey and can be beneficial to human health.”
In addition, the conference also held a roundtable meeting on the national standards for special honey varieties and had a lively discussion with delegates on issues such as physical and chemical parameters, characteristics and product standards of special honey varieties.
Review of honey imports in the world in the past five years (2013-2017): The quantity of imported honey has been increasing year by year, from 358,141 tons in 2013 to 454,295 tons in 2017, an increase of 27%. Among them, China’s share of honey is 24-29%. The top five imports in 2017 were China, Argentina, Ukraine, India, and Vietnam.