Previous Conferences

Propolis in Human & Bee Health 2018

Sofia, Bulgaria September 28 - 29 2018

Artwork from the event, a bee ontop of geometric honeycomb

On 28th & 29th September 2018 ARC will be co-hosting the 2nd International Conference on Propolis in Human & Bee Health in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Building on the wonderful success of the inaugural propolis conference at Strathclyde University in June 2016, we are putting together another packed program with presentations from researchers in the UK, USA, Bulgaria, Romania, China, Japan, Morocco and more.

It is clear that the global scientific research community is starting to take more notice of naturally occurring substances, from botanical material to propolis, when searching for solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing us in the 21st century such as declining bee populations and antibiotic resistance.

Contributors will be presenting papers on topics varying from “Chemical profile and botanical origin of stingless bee propolis from Thailand and Indonesia” to “The immune modulatory and anti-protozoal effects of different propolis samples.”

For more information, to register and submit abstracts please visit

Propolis in Human and Bee Health

Glasgow June 16 - 17, 2016

Artwork from the programme, Yellow banner with event tile and bee graphic

June 2016 saw the inaugural Propolis in Human & Bee Health Conference at the Technology & Innovation Centre in Glasgow, UK. The event was co-organised by Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences and Apiceutical Research Centre. The conference marked a watershed moment, bringing together researchers from all over the world to specifically share their knowledge of propolis at a dedicated event.

None of us knew, when we took the decision to organise an international conference solely on research into propolis, what sort of response we would get. In the end over 40 scientists from almost every corner of the earth including United States, Brazil, Nigeria, Slovenia, Bulgaria, New Zealand, Russia, Portugal, Romania, Mexico, Turkey, Morocco, Poland, Finland, Italy, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Ghana and the UK, came together to share their research into the astonishing range of chemical, biological and medicinal properties possessed by this unique product of the beehive.

Research papers explored the antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and antifungal properties of propolis as well as the key functions of propolis in the beehive. The papers looked at its practical use treating dental problems, sleeping sickness and hospital acquired infections like MRSA (Methicillium Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus).

The conference attended by over 100 people was an overwhelming success with participants expressing their determination to arrange a second conference in 2018 possibly in Bulgaria.

Download the pdf below to view the full list of participants and abstracts.

Attendees of the Propolis conference

Attendees of the Propolis conference

Propolis in Human and Bee Health 2016.pdf

Apiceuticals, Medicines for the Future?

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Oct 18, 2011

Strathclyde team group shot in a conference room

2011 saw a small but significant group of researchers get together to present and share ideas around the topic of propolis and its potential as an important natural medicine of the future. The conference took place at Strathclyde University, building on the significant work carried out at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences.

Download the pdf below to view the programme and presentation topics.