From March 1 to 3, 2019, the Italian Piacenza hosted the 36th international Apimell exhibition. This event brought together the most important Italian unions and associations, such as the Italian Federation of Beekeepers (FAI—Federazione Apicoltori Italiani), the National Union of Italian Beekeeping Associations (UNAAPI—Unione Nazionale Associazioni Apicoltori Italiani) and the National Association of Italian Beekeepers (ANAI—Associazione Nazionale Apicoltori Italiani).
Agriculture was a patron of the event, which raised the prestige. Numerous conferences were held during the exhibition, on topics such as apitherapy, biodiversity, technological novelties and the equipment used in the care of bees and acquiring bee products.
Innovation, safety and environmental friendliness were the key words of this year's Apimell. The exhibitors, including the most prestigious manufacturers of beekeeping equipment, presented their latest solutions for bees and beekeeping, especially those that significantly improve work efficiency and service for bee colonies. We had the honor of participating in this exhibition with the support of our two distributors, Consorzio from central Italy and Savuto from the Calabria region in southern Italy. Our partners helped us serve customers and present our products, and most of them had high praise for our equipment and its price-to-quality ratio.
Apimell has grown significantly since 2017, when we last participated in the exhibition. This time it occupied two additional halls and hosted 131 exhibitors from 16 countries. The exhibition was attended by approximately 30,000 beekeepers and others associated with this sector. We will gladly return there next year!