MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation with CINADCO – Center for International Agricultural Development Cooperation invites professionals to participate in the International Course on “Modern Apiculture Management: Honey, By-product and pollination” to be conducted between March 28th – April 14th , 2016.
Beekeeping offers a feasible and wholly environmentally beneficial activity that can help the developing world to work its way out of the challenges it is facing such as poverty, loss of biodiversity, urban sprawl, while at the same time maintaining natural biodiversity. Beekeeping is integrated in many projects in developing countries with the aim to improve the living conditions of the local populations.
The course aims to share Israel’s experience and applied research, taking into consideration the adaptability of methods and technologies, to meet local conditions in each participant’s country. After completion of this course, it is envisaged that the participants will be able to understand and consequently implement the knowledge gained to the benefit of the beekeeping industry in their respective countries.
The course will be held at CINADCO’s International Training Centre at Kibbutz Hotel Shefayim, situated 20 km north of Tel Aviv near the coastal city of Netanya.
The course will include professional lectures and visits on the following subjects:
- Genetics, anatomy, physiology and biology of the honey bee
- Hive management and production
- Crop pollination
- Queen rearing
- Economics of production
- Pathology and parasitology of bees
- Mechanization and technology
- Sanitation and health
- Quality assurance
- Honey by-products
Who can Apply
- The training is geared towards professionals involved in apiculture production. Candidates should hold an academic degree in related disciplines and at least two years of professional work experience in apiculture.
- A full command of English is required.
How to Apply
Application forms and other information can be obtained at the nearest Israeli mission or at MASHAV’s website. Completed application forms, including the medical form, should be sent to the relevant Israeli mission in the respective country.
MASHAV awards a limited number of scholarships. The scholarship covers the cost of the training program including lectures and field visits, full board accommodation in double rooms (two participants per room), health insurance and transfers to and from the airport. Medical insurance covers medical services and hospitalization in case of emergency.
For more information about this course, please download this PDF.