Last week a launching conference of the ITM BEE-BSB project was held in the office of Eastern Black Sea Development Agency (DOKA) in Trabzon, Turkey. The event had a lot of participants, including representatives of the local bee keepers and stakeholders, bee keeping research institutes, Turkish Ministry of the Agriculture, Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the project partners.

The conference was opened with a welcome speech by Mr. Mehmed Bozdogan from DOKA. It was followed by introducing speeches from the project partners and continued with discussion about the current state of the bee keeping in the country and the advantages of the current project.