RUSSIA IS A CANDIDATE TO HOST 47 APIMONDIA CONGRESS IN 2021
BASHKORTOSTAN - THE HONEY HEART OF RUSSIA!
RUSSIA IS A COUNTRY WITH A CENTURIES-OLD TRADITION OF BEEKEEPING. FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION, RUSSIAN BEEKEEPERS CAREFULLY PASSED ON THE SECRETS OF PRODUCING THE MOST TASTY AND NUTRITIOUS DELICACIES IN THE WORLD.
BEEKEEPING IS AN OLD CRAFT OF BASHKORTOSTAN’S NATIVE INHABITANTS WITH THOUSAND-YEAR-OLD TRADITIONS.
THE REPUBLIC RANKS FIRST AMONG OTHER RUSSIAN REGIONS IN ALL MAJOR INDICATORS OF BEEKEEPING INDUSTRY, INCLUDING RESEARCH ACTIVITIES, THE NUMBER OF BEE COLONIES, PRODUCTION OF COMMERCIAL HONEY, BEE PRODUCTS PROCESSING.
BASHKORTOSTAN IS A MULTINATIONAL REGION. CENTURIES-OLD FRIENDSHIP BINDS TOGETHER PEOPLE OF MORE THAN 120 NATIONALITIES: BASHKIRS, RUSSIANS, TATARS, CHUVASH, MARI AND OTHERS.
The climate in the Republic is continental,
with wet and warm summers and moderately cold winters.
Average summer temperature
Average winter temperature
THE REPUBLIC OF BASHKORTOSTAN IS LOCATED ON THE WESTERN SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN URALS AND IN ADJACENT PLAINS. IT IS AN ANCIENT LAND, THE HEART OF EURASIAN CONTINENT. BASHKORTOSTAN IS NAMED AFTER ITS INDIGENOUS INHABITANTS - BASHKIR PEOPLE.
NATURE OF BASHKORTOSTAN IS AMAZING AND UNIQUE: MAJESTIC MOUNTAINS, ENDLESS STEPPES, UNTOUCHED TAIGA, CRYSTAL-CLEAR RIVERS, BLUE LAKES, MYSTERIOUS CAVES AND MIGHTY FORESTS
CAN BE FOUND HERE.
Nature reserves occupy 7 per cent of the territory of the region. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) included the mountain forests of the Republic in the list of Global 200 WWF Special Protected Areas.
"Bashkirian Ural" biosphere reserve has entered UNESCO World Heritage List in 2012. Its total area covered with forests is about 62,000 sq. km.
Melliferous flora of natural land produces 92 per cent of honey in the Bashkortostan. It is the Southern Urals where small-leaved linden – one of the most valuable honey-yielding plants – blossoms in the height of summer. Other honey plants are cultivated in the fields: buckwheat, sunflower, rapeseed, mustard, clover, alfalfa.
31 modern health resorts and SPAs
Each one with unique mineral spring and mud baths
12 historical and cultural centers
Bashkortostan is one of the most multicultural regions of Russia
First in Russia by:
Cattle livestock >1,100,000 animals
Honey production >6,000 tons
Kumis production >2,300 tons
Milk production >1,800,000 tons
Third in Russia by:
Horse livestock >120,000 animals
Fifth in Russia by:
Cattle and poultry meat
production >390,000 tons
of honey produced in Russia
are from Bashkortostan
professionals in the National Union of Beekeepers
1,500 tons of honey
exported out of Bashkortostan
BASHKIRS’ BEEKEEPING FLOURISHED FROM ANCIENT TIMES AND DEVELOPED INTO
3 DIRECTIONS: WILD HIVE BEEKEEPING, BEE GUM BEEKEEPING AND FRAME HIVE BEEKEEPING. THIS IS EVIDENCED BY PRESERVED NOTES FROM ANCIENT TRAVELLERS AND BY ARCHAEOLOGICAL ARTIFACTS.
To protect the wild bees in Burzyan District of the Republic, a conservation area was established there in 1958 which was later transformed into the Shulgan-Tash State Natural Reserve.
THE ACIDITY OF THE BASHKIR HONEY IS RELATIVELY LOW, WHICH POSITIVELY AFFECTS THE ENZYMATIC PROCESSES IN IT AND INCREASES ITS BACTERICIDAL PROPERTIES.
Since 2001, Bashkir honey is included in the delivery list for Russian space training center Star City and in the daily diet for members of the International Space Station during their training.
Bashkortostan has been awarded the Grand Prix at the XXI APISLAVIA Congress in Kazakhstan. Also Republic won the gold medal in the category «Wax Products», silver medals in the category «Comb Honey» and «Monophlore Honey» and a bronze medal for the packaging design.
BASHKORTOSTAN IS ONE OF THE LEADING RUSSIAN REGIONS IN THE NUMBER OF BEE COLONIES, PRODUCTION OF COMMERCIAL HONEY AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES IN THIS AREA. THE REPUBLIC PRODUCES OVER 12,000 TONS OF HONEY ANNUALLY, WHERE THE HALF OF IT IS A COMMERCIAL HONEY.
More than 300,000 beekepers in Russia have united under the Russian National Union of Beekeepers with its chairman Mr. Arnold Butov.
According to the Union's data, an average Russian citizen consumes about 720 grams of honey yearly.
We export over 1.5 mln tons of Bashkir honey and bee products, including 400 tons exported abroad (to the USA, China and European countries). The first specialized store selling Bashkir honey in China was opened in August 2014 in the city of Gongqingcheng. This year, a permanent 1 million US dollar contract was signed to deliver Bashkir honey to China.
The Republic proceeds with system measures to create honey cluster. The cluster will include educational institutions for apiarists and bee products manufacturing specialists, open-air apiary museum, bee products processing plant with capacity of 3,000 tons packaged honey per year, as well as demonstration apiary for breeding of Bashkir breed bees.
Honey cluster will be the basis for further development of beekeeping. There are 9,000 agricultural enterprises, large and small private farms in Bashkortostan that produce honey.
"I have tasted many types of your honey. This a high-quality honey with a huge potential. As for the city and holding our Congress here, you have the infrastructure and everything necessary for it. We are very impressed, in general. I wish you good luck by the bidding and success in convincing the members of the Apimondia to vote
for your city."
THE REPUBLIC OF BASHKORTOSTAN HAS ABUNDANT EXPERIENCE IN HOSTING MAJOR INTERNATIONAL EVENTS WITH ITS STATE-OF-THE-ART CONGRESS INFRASTRUCTURE. ANNUALLY THE REGION HOLDS ABOUT 200 MAJOR EVENTS.
Ufa has been a good hostess for such international events as the 8th Week of Education of the SCO Member States, Young Journalists, Bloggers and Press Photographers International Forum, 21 Rudolf Nureyev International Ballet Festival, Eurasian Humanistic Forum,Oil and Gas Forum, 23 International Specialized Exhibition «Gas. Oil. Technology», 1st SCO and BRICS Countries’ Region-To-Region Forum.
In 2015, Ufa hosted events of international scale: a regular session of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as well as the Meeting of Leaders and Heads of Governments of the BRICS Countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. In those days, Ufa was visited by 15 heads of state and more than 12 thousand guests - participants of international summits.
Ufa has a modern hotel infrastructure. Six new large hotels (including internationally renowned brands like Hilton, Sheraton, Holiday Inn) were built here during the preparation for the summits. 13 new small hotels were built too, and all previously constructed hotels were upgraded. Ufa received a qualitatively new hotel industry, worthy of the modern city.
We have introduced you to our native land - Bashkortostan Republic!
Bashkortostan Republic is the region of a longstanding dialogue between different languages and cultures. Beautiful are Bashkir songs and folk dances, interesting are traditions and customs of the people. Only here you will hear a melody of Bashkir reed flute kurai - a wonderful national wind instrument.
Philosophic and poetic thinking, courage and tolerance, simplicity and modesty are the core mentality of the people living in the Republic. Since ancient times, people here are famous for their hospitality. Guests are treated with aromatic honey, kumis, delicious bread and welcomed with songs and dances.
There is another unique feature in Bashkortostan - it's incredibly delicious and original cuisine. No holiday feast is complete without bishbarmak, kazy, shurpa, bukken or chak-chak.
Today the Russian Federation bids to host the 47th Apimondia Congress and the ApiExpo Exhibition in 2021.
We ask you to support the bid of the Russian Federation! Your vote is very important for us!
Words can not describe even a fraction of all the beauty in Russia - one must see it with own eyes.
We are pleased to invite you to our country at any time convenient for you!
Welcome to Bashkortostan - the honey heart of Russia!