About The Bee Summit

We are very pleased to inform you that we will host the Bee Summit 2019 in Tsukuba. We had the 1st Bee Summit in 2017 at which more than 900 individuals including apiarists, farmers, students, scientists, many companies, and interested people of all ages who love bees, honey, and nature came together and discussed many topics related to bees, pollinators, biodiversity, and the environment. We are looking forward to meeting more than 1,500 attendees at the Bee Summit 2019.

Pollinators including bees, wasps, butterflies, flies, moths, beetles, birds, bats and other animals provide an important ecological service: pollination. Pollination is vital for many wild plants and agricultural crops. Bees also give us beneficial products for our lives, our food and our health such as honey, propolis, royal jelly, and wax. Bees have contributed to our culture, music, literature, and education as a flagship species. However, the situation for pollinators has been getting worse. Decreases in the numbers of many pollinator species have occurred, and several species are now threatened with extinction. Global approaches such as The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) have begun to solve these problems. We want to ask you, “What can we do to reduce the risks to pollinators and ensure a sustainable future?”

The aims of the Bee Summit are to learn more about bees, pollinators, and nature based on the accumulated scientific knowledge, to appreciate the value of bees, and to consider our food, agriculture, environment, and the future in light of the current situation for bees. To achieve these goals, citizens and experts will come and talk together. We look forward to seeing you!

Executive Committee of the Bee Summit