Dear Scientists,

I proudly announce that we are the Main Sponsor of 3rd International Propolis Conference; Propolis, Medicine of the Past , Present and Future.

Balparmak operates in honey and bee products business for 43 years with approximately 300 employees currently. We are in contact with thousands of beekeepers in our country as the leader of this industry and we are ranked among the top 10 companies in the world. We develop innovative products and advanced analysis methods in our state-accredited R&D center with a team of 20 experienced professionals and share our scientific studies with the whole world in congresses and symposiums.

As Balparmak, our mission is; to protect the existence of bees, to support the sustainability of beekeeping and to make bee products an indispensable element of a healthy life. Since the day we were founded, we have not only been offering honey and other bee products to consumers but also working to protect the future of bees, honey and the beekeeping profession.

Bees are one of the most important creatures that make the world sustainable. The benefits offered by bees, which produce honey as much as the tip of a teaspoon throughout their lifetime, are so many than we can imagine.


3rd International Propolis Conference 2023, which brings scientists has a great importance for the development of our sector. I believe that we will leave this conference with important information and that the conference will make important contributions to the development of the sector, and I wish a productive conference for all of us.

Özen Altıparmak
Balparmak Chairman

 Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to participate in the Propolis Conference – Propolis : Past, Present and Future Medicine – Istanbul 2023, to be held in Istanbul, Turkey from 9-11 November 2023.

The conference hopes to provide a bridge between East and West, addressing key issues relevant to the study of propolis between the research and scientific communities, national and international regulatory bodies, policymakers, and consumer organizations.

The scientific program of this conference will bring propolis researchers and the Bee and Human Health community together to exchange information and discuss strategies for improving the use and health benefits of propolis through modern and sustainable production and processing technologies. This milestone event will be highlighted by plenary talks delivered by national and international experts. The conference program will also include oral and poster presentations from researchers in these fields.

We will organize social events in this beautiful city, where you will have the opportunity to meet people from around the world who share your research interests.

You will also have the opportunity to become a member of the International Propolis Research Group, which was formed after the First Propolis Conference – Propolis in Human and Bee Health Conference in Glasgow.

The location has been chosen to reflect the historical role of Istanbul as a meeting point for East and West at the crossroads of two continents and different cultures.

In the spirit of traditional Turkish hospitality, I welcome you all to Istanbul, and wish you a fruitful conference and a pleasant stay. We would like to thank you in advance for your valuable contributions and participation.

Looking forward to seeing you in Istanbul in 2023.

Dr. Emel Damarlı
Chair of the Organizing Committee

 Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Propolis : Past Present and Future Medicine

It is with great pleasure that I invite you, on behalf of the International Propolis Research Group , to our 3rd physical International Conference on November 9th,10th, 11th 2023 in Istanbul.

You may remember that this conference - due to take place in Istanbul in September 2020 - was postponed because of COVID. We are delighted that Balparmak have chosen to continue as the main sponsor for this growing event.

In the past year over 1000 scientific papers have been published about propolis with nearly a third addressing the issue of antibiotic resistance. It is clear to me ,that as the global problem with antibiotic resistance continues to grow, propolis has a major contribution to make.

Scientific interest in propolis has grown extraordinarily since we formed the IPRG just seven years ago. I believe the coming conference in Istanbul will reveal still more of the complex, yet powerful potential of this extraordinary substance from the beehive.

At this, our seventh-year birthday conference, we will be launching the Professor Vassya Bankova : Best Young Researcher Award, as well as honouring Professor Bankova herself for her lifetime achievement in relation to propolis.

We are looking forward to all your many and varied contributions to our understanding of propolis, whether it be as a contributor or as an observer.

Warm wishes

James Fearnley
Co-Founder and Director
International Propolis and Research Group