Symposiums          SymposiumProgram                         Japanese

Dec. 13 (Fri.) pm

Keynote speech

An overview of the honeybees, other pollinators and their environment in Japan

13:30-14:30 <Main Convention Hall>

Masami Sasaki (Tamagawa Univ.)

Symposium 1

Indigenous knowledge and latest knowledge on Japanese honey bee.

15:30-18:00 <Main Convention Hall>

Lecture 1「A comprehensive study and visualization of traditional Japanese honeybee (Apis cerana Japonica) beekeeping in mountainous areas in Japan.-Creating a platform for further studies. 」Mari Shinkai (The Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)

Lecture 2「A survey of the dawn of beekeeping in Japan (Part 1): The starting point of raising European honeybees is Shinjuku Gyoen.」Shuichi Kase (Kaise Apiary), Hidehiro Hoshiba (APISIS)

Lecture 3Semi-domestication as a process, semi-domestication as a mold.」Yasushi Saji (The Folklore Society of Japan)

Lecture 4「Diversity of Japanese honey bee keeping strategies between wild and domestic — comparing techniques and beehive types in Kyushu Mountain site.」Daisuke Takegawa (Univ. Kitakyushu)

Organizer:Daisuke Takegawa (Univ. Kitakyushu)

Symposium 2

Decoding the genome of the honey bee

15:30-16:30  <Convention Hall 200>

Lecture 1 The draft genome sequence of Japanese honey bee. Kakeru Yokoi (National Agriculture and Food Research Organization)

Lecture 2 Toward functional analyses of genes in the honey bee by using genome editing. Hiroki Kohno (Tokyo Univ.)

Lecture 3 New approach to improving functions of the honey bee, Apis mellifera by using genome editing. Masatsugu Hatakeyama (NARO, NIAS)

Organizer:Hiroki Kohno (Tokyo Univ.)

Symposium 3

World Beekeeping

17:00-18:00 <Convention Hall 200>

Lecture 1 Beekeeping in the Arabian Countries – present practices and challenges I found on my visit to UAE. Hitomi Enomoto (APISIS)

Lecture 2 Beekeeping in Mongolia: Opportunities and challenges. Maiko Mori (JAICAF)

Lecture 3 Bee projects on CSR all over the world. Hajime Suzuki (Bounouchi Youhouen)

Organizers:Hitomi Enomoto (APISIS), Hajime Suzuki (Bounouchi Youhouen)

Dec. 14 (Sat.) am


Exploring the brain of the honeybee, a genius insect.

10:00-11:30 <Main Convention Hall>

Lecture 1 Brain mechanism of olfactory learning in the honeybee. Ryuichi Okada (Kobe Univ.)

Lecture 2 Visualization of neural activity in the honeybee brain using immediate early genes. Taketoshi Kiya (Kanazawa Univ.)

Lecture 3 DNA methylation and age-dependent division of labor in the honeybee. Tetsuhiko Sasaki (Tamagawa Univ.)

Organizers:Ryuichi Okada (Kobe Univ.), Tetsuhiko Sasaki (Tamagawa Univ.)

Symposium 5

Importance of pollination services and conservation of wild pollinators in ecosystems.

10:00-11:30 <Convention Hall 200>

Lecture 1 Foraging of bees in forests: effects of forest landscapes on bee performance. Teruyoshi Nagamitsu (Forest Research and Management Organization)

Lecture 2 Your photographs save bumblebees!? Citizen science monitoring program “Hanamaru-Maruhana national census (Bumblebee national census in English)” Yukari Ohno (Tohoku Univ.)

Lecture 3 Unnoticed connection between human society and bees. Tomoyuki Yokoi (Tsukuba Univ.)

Organizers:Masahiro Mitsuhata (Arysta LifeScience), Tomoyuki Yokoi (Tsukuba Univ.)

Dec. 14 (Sat.) pm

Special Lecture

Front-line of ecological risk assessment of pesticide in Japan.

13:30-14:30 <Main Convention Hall>

Koichi Goka (National Institute for Environmental Studies)

Symposium 6

Toward understanding the pesticide risk assessment for honey bees and wild bees in Japan.

15:00-17:00 <Main Convention Hall>

Lecture 1 Regulatory circumstance concerning bees in US and EU.  Kazuhiko Motoba (NIHON NOHYAKU CO.,LTD. )

Lecture 2 Revision of the Agricultural Chemicals Act and the efforts of preventing or mitigating potential negative impacts of pesticides on honey bees. Tomohiro Ishioka (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)

Lecture 3 Consideration of the risk assessment policy for wild bees conservation. Naofumi Hamatani (Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan)

Lecture 4 The risk assessment for wild bees by investigating residues and toxicities of pesticides. Yoshiko Sakamoto (National Institute for Environmental Studies)

Lecture 5 Bee-friendly management of insect pests and plant diseases. Atsushi Yamamoto (Nippon Soda Co. Ltd.)

Organizer:Yoshiko Sakamoto (National Institute for Environmental Studies)

Symposium 7

15:00-16:30 <Convention Hall 200>

Student Summit for Apiculture 2019

High Schools

Sapporo Odori High School, Kanaashi Nogyo High School, Seigakuin High School, )Komaba High School attached to Nippon Institute of Technology, Tasuda Gakuen Junior & Senior High School, Fujimi High School, Toyama Commercial High School,  Takamatsu Agricultural High School, Sera High School, Yuki High School


Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Nagoya Gakuin University, Ryukoku University, Kyoto Sangyo University, Kinki University,  University of Kitakyushu

Organizers:Junichi Takahashi (Kyoto Sangyo Univ.), Akio Mizuno (Nagoya Gakuin Univ.), Atsushi Fujise (Soai Gakuen)

Dec. 15 (Sun) am

Symposium 8

Bee keeping: present and future

9:30-11:00 <Main Convention Hall>

Lecture 1 Automatic decoding of honey bees: understanding spatio-temporal changes of forage area. Satoru Okubo (National Agriculture and Food Research Organization)

Lecture 2 Tips to reduce Varroa mite damages: the latest scientific findings. Shigeru Matsuyama (Tsukuba Univ.)

Lecture 3 A.I. tells you about the bees ‘ health. Daisuke Ito (ad-dice Co., Ltd.)

Organizer:Shigeru Matsuyama (Tsukuba Univ.)

Symposium 9

Insect pollinators are active in agricultural fields

9:30-11:00 <Convention Hall 200>

Lecture 1 An introduction to a research project for monitoring and enhancement of pollinators for crop production: The aims and scope. Akihiro Konuma (National Agriculture and Food Research Organization)

Lecture 2 Diversity and similarity of flower-visiting insects of Japanese pears, apples and Oriental persimmons. Shoko Nakamura (Forest Research and Management Organization)

Lecture 3 Development of monitoring methods for cucurbit pollinators. Mito Ikemoto (Tsukuba Univ.)

Lecture 4 Who are the pollinators of Diospyros kaki (Japanese persimmon) ? -An analytical approach using pollen on the pollinators- Aoi Nikkeshi (National Agriculture and Food Research Organization)

Lecture 5 Pollination service provided by insects in your backyards. Shigeki Kishi (National Agriculture and Food Research Organization)

Organizers:Tomoyuki Yokoi (Tsukuba Univ.), Masahiro Mitsuhata (Arysta LifeScience)

Symposium 10

New frontiers of bee product research in Japan

11:30-12:30  <Main Convention Hall>

Lecture 1 Composition and functional properties of propolis from tropical regions. Shigenori Kumazawa (Univ. Shizuoka)

Lecture 2 Prevention of brain aging and royal jelly: Novel beneficial activity of royal jelly and the underlying molecular mechanism. Tohru Yamakuni (Tohoku Univ.)

Organizers:Jun Nakamura (Tamagawa Univ.)

Symposium 11

Exploratory researches on honeybee social behaviors

11:30-12:30 < Convention Hall 200>

Lecture 1 Biological clock in honey bees: daily rhythm in behavior. Taro Fuchikawa (Osaka City Univ.)

Lecture 2 Double edged heat: beneficial and adverse effect of a hot defensive bee ball.  Atsushi Ugajin (JT Biohistory Research Hall)

Organizers:Hiroyuki AI (Fukuoka University), Ken Sasaki (Tamagawa University), Ken-ichi Harano(Tamagawa University)