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APIMONDIA

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[APIMONDIA] image provided by Riccardo Jannoni-Sebastianini, 21 March 2020


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The Federation

Apimondia - the International Federation of Beekeepers' Associations - is the world organisation representing the interests of apiculture. It promotes scientific, technical, ecological, social and economic apicultural development in all countries and the cooperation of beekeepers' associations, scientific bodies and individuals involved in apiculture worldwide.
Apimondia stems from the Standing Organising Committee of International Apicultural Congresses, created in 1895, that held its first congress in 1897 in Belgium. Apimondia, in its current institutional status of international federation, was founded in the Netherlands in 1949.
Apimondia facilitates links between beekeepers, scientists and all involved with apiculture, by organising international congresses and symposia structured according to its seven Scientific Commissions: Apitherapy, Bee Biology, Beekeeping Economy, Beekeeping for Rural Development, Beekeeping Technology and Quality, Bee Health, Pollination and Bee Flora as well as by counselling planners and legislators.
Riccardo Jannoni-Sebastianini, 21 March 2020


The flag

The flag of Apimondia consists of two vertical uneven fields, the one close to the hoist is white, its width being one third of the flag length and the one close to the fly is yellow, its width being two thirds of the flag length. The yellow field represents honey and all the other products of the hive. The white field represents the cooperation among beekeepers and the harmony of the environment.

The emblem of Apimondia is superimposed across the white and yellow fields. The emblem of Apimondia consists of a stylized globe with a queen bee superimposed and the writing "Apimondia" in the upper section of the globe above the queen bee. The flag size ratio is 1:2.

The current design of the flag was officially adopted by the General Assembly of Apimondia on 16 September 2015 on the occasion of the 44th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress.
Riccardo Jannoni-Sebastianini, Apimondia Secretary-General, 21 March 2020

Photos:
Current design
https://www.apimondia.com/images/info/cyclone_idai_report_malawi.jpg
https://www.datasur.com/chile-sera-sede-de-apimondia-en-el-ano-2023/
https://gramho.com/media/2131891054807325598
On photos, the writing "APIMONDIA" appears to be placed beneath the emblem, not above it.
Ivan Sache, 22 March 2020

I concur with Mr. Sache; however, in photos taken at the Apimondia Congresses in the 1970s the name is placed above the logo. It seems that sometime in between the name was moved under the logo.
Riccardo Jannoni-Sebastianini, 13 May 2020


Vertical Banner

[APIMONDIA] image provided by Riccardo Jannoni-Sebastianini, 21 March 2020


Older versions

[APIMONDIA] image image provided by Riccardo Jannoni-Sebastianini, 21 March 2020

The older version of the flag was first used on the occasion of the 22nd Apimondia International Apicultural Congress held in 1969.

[APIMONDIA] image by Ivan Sache, 22 March 2020