In 2016 in collaboration with SIPBS (Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences) ARC held an international conference in Glasgow on, Propolis in Human and Bee Health.
Over 100 researchers attended this conference where more than 40 papers from over 20 countries were presented, covering many aspects of this remarkable substance and its importance in the maintenance of both human and bee health.
The 2016 conference demonstrated that there is a growing community of researchers around the world committed to understanding propolis and developing its medicinal potential.
Soon after this conference a small group met who were determined to build on the energy and enthusiasm generated in Glasgow. Out of the momentum created by the conference the International Propolis Research Group was formed.