Balparmak continues to train beekeepers at Turkey’s various apiculture centers. The latest free training sessions occurred in Adana, Mersin, Balıkesir, Sakarya and Izmir. Over 1,200 beekeepers came together for the trainings and received “Sustainable Quality in Honey Awards” upon completion.
Balparmak completed its first free beekeeper training sessions in Adana in 2013 with the support of the Adana Directorate of Provincial Food, Agriculture and Livestock, and the Adana Bee Cultivators Union.
As part of the training session, Veterinarian Mehmet Miroğlu, who chairs the Adana Veterinary Institute’s Technology Department, shared methods for treating animal illnesses while food engineer Ahmet Pan from the Adana Directorate of Provincial Food, Agriculture and Livestock gave information on food audits and honey regulations to 200 beekeepers in attendance who came from Adana and the surrounding area. Dr. Muhsin Doğaroğlu then informed the attendees on bee cultivation and modern apiculture techniques, and Dr. Sibel Silici gave a lecture on the use of bee products in the field of health.
The second beekeeper training session of 2013 took place in Mersin with the help of the Mersin Directorate of Provincial Food, Agriculture and Livestock and the Mersin Bee Cultivators Union. 120 beekeepers from Mersin and its surroundings attended the training in Mersin where Dr. Muhsin Doğaroğlu and Dr. Sibel Silici once again presented information on modern apiculture techniques and bee cultivation, and the use of bee products in the health sector, respectively.
Subsequent training sessions took place at the Balıkesir Havran Cultural Center with the support of the Balıkesir Directorate of Provincial Food, Agriculture and Livestock and with the participation of the Balıkesir Bee Cultivators Union; at the Adapazarı Orhangazi Cultural Center with the support of the Sakarya Directorate of Provincial Food, Agriculture and Livestock and the Sakarya Bee Cultivators Union; and at the Bergama Teacher’s House with the support of the Izmir Directorate of Provincial Food, Agriculture and Livestock and the Izmir Bee Cultivators Union.
Balparmak continues to reward beekeepers who sustainably deliver quality in honey production. The company has crowned the professional successes of 16 beekeepers in Adana and 4 in Mersin with pollen dryers. These are beekeepers who over the years have preserved the quality in honey according to the analysis parameters of the Balparmak Gıda Analysis Laboratory, Turkey’s most comprehensive, and one of Europe’s four leading bee product-specific laboratories.