A technical discussion on:”Quality of honey and bee products and export requirements” took part on October 11th, 2010, in Pljevlja, Montenegro.
The event was organized by the SWG as part of the on-going activities realized within the SWG – GTZ ORF Project: “Improving the competitiveness of companies and organizations from Southeastern Europe in the agricultural and food sector through the implementation of food quality standards and increased regional networking”.
The aim of the technical discussion was to present and discuss the national legislation related to quality of honey and bee products, as well as to discuss the procedures and requirements for export from non EU member states to the European Union and was intended for the representatives of the Ministries of Agriculture, representatives of National and local beekeeping associations, producers and traders with honey bee products from Southeastern Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo (UNSCR 1244).
With more than forty participating producers and traders, the Regional Exhibition of honey bee products and beekeeping equipment was part of the event.
Thus, for the beekeepers and traders from the SEE countries, both – the technical discussion and the Regional Exhibition were a great opportunity for getting more information about the principles of the good beekeeping practices as a precondition for production of safe and high quality products, to promote and sale their products, to strengthen their business cooperation.
At the same time, the associations of beekeepers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro used the opportunity to establish closer cooperation.
Technical discussion:” Quality of honey and bee products and export requirements” and Regional Exhibition of honey bee products and beekeeping equipment October 11th, 2010, Pljevlja, Montenegro(Gallery)