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pan-european assessment, monitoring, and mitigation of stressors on the health of bees

International Conference on Applied Chemical Ecology and Pollinators

The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events, providing an exceptional value for students, academics, and industry researchers. It aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research on Applied Chemical Ecology and Pollinators.

More information here.

Don’t Step on a Bee Day

On National Don’t Step on a Bee Day, attention is called to the need to protect bees by spreading the message about the current bee crisis and, for example, highlighting that without bees over a third of everything we eat would disappear from our tables.

More information here.

Monmouth Bee Festival 2022

Monmouth Bee Festival is an annual event currently in its 5th year and growing rapidly. In its inception it was a family friendly occasion bringing together the local community and raising awareness of the work of Bees for Development and Bee Friendly Monmouthshire. Since then the charity has seen a growth of support across Monmouthshire and beyond, enabling Bees for Development to continue to develop sustainable projects across Sub-Saharan Africa as well as establish key policies in the UK for the benefit of the environment and bee habitats, vital contributors to the healthy biodiversity of the planet.

More information here.

EIP-AGRI workshop ‘Conversion to organic farming: innovative approaches and challenges’

The EIP-AGRI workshop ‘Conversion to organic farming: innovative approaches and challenges’ will take place on 22-23 June 2022 in Florence, Italy.

This workshop will focus on exchanging knowledge and sharing innovative, inspirational practices that can support farmers in successful conversion to organic agriculture. The event will allow participants to exchange ideas and experiences with innovative projects and stakeholders along the value chain, and discuss future research needs in the field of organic farming and conversion.

All information and updates will be posted on this page.

The event will be by invitation only. An open call for expression of interest was open until 11 April, 23:59 CET. 

Pollinator Week

Pollinator Week is celebrated every year internationally in support of pollinator health. Some of the events include planting for pollinators, hosting garden tours, participating in online bee and butterfly ID workshops, and more.

More information here.

World Bee Day

In an effort to call attention to the importance of bees and other pollinators, people worldwide will celebrate World Bee Day on the 20th of May.

More information here.

First international meeting APIS SILVATICA

The conference will take place at the Cossyra Hotel, Mursia, Pantelleria, with a limit of 100 participants. Furthermore, it will be video transmitted on the Internet to a maximum of 200 online participants.

Each day will involve presentations by leading researchers, a poster session to showcase relevant projects and studies around the world and round table discussions to define the contents of The Pantelleria Declaration.

Find the conference programme here.

More information here.

Pollinators, the future to be won

The event aims at inspiring people and informing them about the work of international institutions (especially the EU, and the EaP countries) regarding the preservation of biodiversity. The participants will listen to different local organisations that have impactful projects in the area and are involved in pollinators’ protection. This also aims at inspiring them in getting active and participating in local projects.

More information here


BeeTradex brings together the beekeeping suppliers, associations covering commercial and hobbyist beekeepers, and welcomes established beekeepers or those starting their beekeeping adventure now.

There will be stands from traders, so you can stock up on your bee-keeping equipment, buy fresh honey and equipment from some of the best suppliers and manufacturers from across the UK and Europe. You will also find out more about pollinators and how we can help. There will be lectures from leaders in the field.

More information here.

The Asia-Pacific Conference on beekeeping for Sustainable Agriculture, Ecosystem services and Rural Livelihoods

The Asia-Pacific Conference on beekeeping for Sustainable Agriculture, Ecosystem services and Rural Livelihoods aims to bring together leading entomologists, bee scientists, research scholars, beekeepers, policy makers, and agriculturists ecologists to exchange and share their experiences and research on beekeeping, crop pollination, and other ecosystem services.

More information here.

Best Practices for Pollinators

This is a three-day online event, focusing on ecologically sound land stewardship practices that promote pollinators, climate resilience, clean water, and lands.

More information here.

Farm 2 Fork Conference

This event will highlight the progress made on the initiatives foreseen in the Farm to Fork Strategy’s action plan to achieve a global transition to sustainable food systems and put emphasis on research and innovation as transition enablers. More information can be obtained on the official webpage of the conference.

Register here.

UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15)

Despite on-going efforts, biodiversity is deteriorating worldwide and this decline is projected to worsen with business-as- usual scenarios. The UN Biodiversity Conference will convene governments from around the world to agree a new set of goals for nature over the next decade through the Convention on Biological Diversity post 2020 framework process.

The conference will consist of two parts. The first is going to be the conducted online on 11-15 October 2021, and the second is going to take place between 25 April - 8 May 2022 in Kunming, China.

More information here.

IUCN World Conservation Congress

The Congress is also the largest marketplace for conservation and sustainable development science, practice and policy. Scientists, policy experts, business leaders and professionals from around the globe share their experience, innovation and latest research.

  • 8 days
  • 1000+ participants
  • 1300+ interactive sessions
  • 160+ countries represented
  • 100+ motions decided
  • 4 high-level dialogues

More information here.

GfÖ Annual Meeting 2021

The 50th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland "Ecology – Science in Transition, Science for Transition" is going to take place at the Technische Universität Braunschweig and the Thünen-Institut of Biodiversity in Braunschweig, Germany, between 30 August - 3 September 2021.

The local organizing committee and the board of GfÖ have decided to postpone the 2020 conference by one year due to the global Corona-virus situation. With the new dates for the 50th annual meeting of the GfÖ being fixed in 2021

Important points related to the organization of the conference and participant presentations are:

  • already accepted sessions/workshops remain accepted, the call for sessions will be re-opened in November until February 28th 2021;
  • accepted sessions/workshops can be freely edited by authors to reflect new research;
  • new session proposals can be submitted.

More information can be obtained via e-mail to, or on the website of the conference.

Shaping the Future for Pollinators: Innovations in Farmed Landscapes"

The Association of Applied Biologists (AAB) has teamed up with the Royal Entomological Society and the British Ecological Society to deliver a 3-day conference “Shaping the Future for Pollinators: Innovations in Farmed Landscapes”.

Pollinators play a vital role in maintaining both semi-natural and agricultural ecosystems and healthy populations bolster food security, livelihoods and social wellbeing. With evidence that many species of pollinators are in decline, their conservation and management is of great public, economic and political interest. As a result, the ecology and conservation of managed and wild pollinators is a rapidly growing field of research, alongside the study of their associated ecosystem services. This conference aims to determine how we can shape farmed landscapes to make them resilient to future challenges such as climate change. Delegates will explore the impact of agricultural practices at the farm and landscape scale on pollinator behaviour, ecology and the delivery of ecosystem services. Talks and discussions not only to share current best practices on the sustainable management of pollination services, but explore how novel innovations can create new opportunities and address future risks. This conference aims to bring together researchers, practitioners and policymakers to debate recent advancements in the field of pollinator research; and also to go beyond ecological research to explore emerging technologies within the field.

Based just 15 minutes from both London and the historic city of Windsor, delegates will be able to deepen their understanding of the topics, expand their networks, and enjoy the nearby attractions. A public ‘Myth Busting’ event will held locally to raise awareness and increase public understanding of pollinators and pollination services. 

EU Green Week

The High Level Virtual Conference of the EU Green Week is the key event of the biggest EU event series for climate action that take place annually.

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COLOSS Asia e-Meeting 2021

This joint meeting with the 2nd edition of COLOSS Asia will gather international researchers with diverse expertise on bees evolution and health. Attendees must be registered COLOSS members.
Application deadline is 5th February 2021. For more information about abstract submission click here.

OIST Mini-Symposia 2021

Amid the COVID world crisis, Okinawa institute of science and technology graduate university will host and provide an online Mini-Symposia on the theme of "Honey Bee Health in A Changing World". This is a joint meeting of OIST and COLOSS Asia, and aims to gather international researcher with diverse expertise on bee evolution and health.

Registration for OIST Mini-Symposia and COLOSS Asia is free.

Further information on registration for attendance and participation here.

ICABH 2020: 14. International Conference on Apiculture and Bee Health

ICABH 2020: 14. International Conference on Apiculture and Bee Health aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Apiculture and Bee Health. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Apiculture and Bee Health.

16th COLOSS eConference 2020

The 16th edition of the COLOSS Conference is open for registration until 18 September 2020. Participation is limited to COLOSS members only.

The conference will consist of:

  •  Core Projects and Task Force Workshops - from 21 september 2020 (Monday) to 5 October 2020 (Tuesday);
  •  Main event - from 12 October 2020 (Monday) to 13 October 2020 (Tuesday). Participants are required to prepare rapid presentations (up to 3 minutes, no more than one slide of presentation).

More information about registration and attendance can be obtained here.

Fourth International Bee and Hive Monitoring Conference

The 4th International Bee and Hive Monitoring Conference is going to take place online. New presentations may be accepted until 18 September 2020. Registration is limited to the first 300 registrants.

Conference sessions will be held a few hours each day. Sessions will be organized by topic.

Furher information on registration and participation may be acquired on the following link.

EurBee 9 Congress 2020

The EuroBee 9th Congress will take place from 15-17 September 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia. Topics for the event will be: 

  • Reproductive Biology
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Apivectoring
  • Wild bees
  • Pathology
  • Immunity
  • Resilience of the Honey Bee: from Field Work to Molecular Mechanisms
  • Nutrition
  • Microbiota
  • Neurobiology
  • Toxicology (Pesticides)
  • Bee Products and Pollination
  • Pan-European research networks

More information to follow.

11th Internation Meeting of Young Beekeepers - IMYB

The aim of the event is to raise a generation of young beekeepers who can follow in the footsteps of their more experienced colleagues and to help these young people grow fond of this independent profession so beneficial for the whole society. To achieve this, it is essential to gain the necessary knowledge and skills of keeping and understanding bees.

Beekeeper Trenčín

The fair Beekeeper in Trenčín is an exhibition for bee products and beekeeping equipment. Visitors can see many exhibitors there showing their latest products on beekeeping. The exhibitors can interact with each other and both make contacts with new customers, as well as new business partners.

Apislovenia Celje 2020

The ApiSlovenia in Celje is a fair for beekeepers and one of the largest fairs of its kind in Slovenia. In addition, it is visited by more and more beekeepers from abroad. 

XI Državni Pčelarski SAJAM

„Slatki sajam“  is an international event organized by the Association of Beekeeping Organizations of Serbia.

Iranian Honey Bee Congress 2020

The congress is hosted by the Apicultural Society of Iran and Animal Sciences Research Institute of Iran.

Natural Beekeeping Conference

Join HoneyLove January 18-19, 2020 for an unforgettable weekend filled with educational lectures and workshops, hands-on demonstrations, the latest in natural beekeeping techniques and findings, an elite collection of exhibitors and sponsors, rare opportunities for you to connect with likeminded beeks, sweet raw honey tastings from around the world!

2020 PoshBee Annual Meeting

The 2020 Annual Meeting of PoshBee's full project assembly will take place from 14-16 January in Marsille, France.

The event will cover various reports and protocols from the different work packages, as well as progress, results and challenges. Open questions, feedback rounds and discussions are planned as well.

14th Symposium on the Hazards of Pesticides to Bees

Our Eva has been before to this conference and she thought it very good. It pretty much hits all of the PoshBee buttons, so perhaps we should think of getting involved in a more structured manner. These are the different streams for abstract submission:

1. Risk assessment/Risk management

2. Honeybee Brood Testing

3. Laboratory/Semi-field/Field Testing

4. Non-Apis bee Testing

5. Monitoring

6. Testing of Micro-organisms (microbial pesticides)

The 46th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress

The Congress will cover a broad spectrum of beekeeping and apicultural sciences, including state of-the-art lectures, plenary sessions and various symposia within each of the Apimondia Standing Commissions. The Montréal Congress will strive to be a showcase of world-wide advancements in the science of apiculture. Emphasis will also be placed on presentations or discussions of topics that are of high prominence in the beekeeping community or that challenge our concepts of modern beekeeping, through roundtables and special interest group  sessions. The poster sessions, offering lively interaction between presenters and participants, are regarded by many as the heart of the Congress. We will also endeavour to use web-based streaming of all plenary sessions to allow participation of a new category of virtual registrants in aspects of the Congress. 

More information here.

COLOSS Conference 2019

The 2019 International meeting of COLOSS will provide an update on the network’s achievements and future directions, including meetings for COLOSS Core Projects and Task Forces. During the conference the Annual General Assembly Meeting will aslo take place, including elections for the Executive Committe.

More infromation to follow here.

2019 International Conference on Pollinator Biology Health and Policy

The 2019 International Pollinator Conference will be highlighting recent research advances in the biology and health of pollinators, and linking these to policy implications.

The conference will cover a range of topics in pollinator research, from genomics to ecology, and their application to land use and management, breeding of managed bees, and monitoring of global pollinator populations.

PoshBee will be presented at the event via posters and scienific talks given by partners.

More about the event.


4th Business & Entrepreneurial Economics - BEE 2019 Conference

The 4th Business & Entrepreneurial Economics – BEE 2019 conference tends to gather experts, researchers and other professionals from the fields of business, entrepreneurship and economics. The conference will include presentations and discussions that have a particular focus on the practice and gaining essential insight in current trends.

Conference participants will hear from thought leaders and have the opportunity to share their ideas, practices and discuss important issues. The objective is to utilize scientific, research, educational, business and entrepreneurial potential in order to contribute to a sustainable development.

More information here.

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan Conference

Local Authority/Council staff, Councillors, Planners, Engineers, Landscape Architects, Sustainability, Parks and Gardens staff, are invited to this conference on how public lands can be managed to support biodiversity.

Pollinating insects have suffered huge declines in recent decades, with one-third of our 99 Bee species at risk of extinction. The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is a shared plan of action that aims to reverse those declines by increasing pollinator-friendly habitats across the island.

Training will be provided on the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan as well as an interesting line-up of guest speakers, who can offer advice on what to plant for pollinators; how to alter mowing regimes; and road verge maintenance. This will be an opportunity for knowledge exchange and to learn from the experiences of other project managers.

More information here

Apimondia Symposium

The Symposium will produce current figures on how valuable this contribution is, in quantity and in monetary terms. Secondly, insects - specifically wild and domesticated bees - pollinate grasses, shrubs and trees in our environment and thus assure seed production and multiplication of many of these species – we call it environmental service. Let us not forget the products which bees provide as a kind on "by-product" of their pollination service – honey and more - to make money, which, again helps to ensure food security.

More information here.

9th National Congress of Beekeeping

The International Fair and Congress Center of Tenerife will host the IX National Beekeeping Congress to be held on October 25, 26 and 27, 2018.

The Association for the Promotion of Apicultural Congresses (AFCA) has thus opted for this brilliant candidacy presented by the Association of Apiculturists of Tenerife, Apiten, (member of AFCA), together with the Area of ​​Agriculture of the Cabildo de Tenerife, through the House of Honey.

More information here.

18th Annual NAPPC International Conference

NAPPC is a growing, collaborative body of more than 160 diverse partners, including respected scientists, researchers, conservationists, government officials and dedicated volunteers.

NAPPC is succeeding with major programs to protect pollinators, to raise pollinator-related issues, and to benefit the health of all species – particularly those most threatened.

More information here.

6th International Muğla Beekeeping and Pine Honey Congress

During the congress, all shareholders of the sector on the international level, providing theoretical information to our beekeepers, and increasing their experience in the related fields is aimed. In line with this purpose, guests will be encouraged to stay overnight as in our previous congress, and a camp atmosphere that is open to discussion and share of ideas on the technical and economic problems of beekeeping in Turkey and the World with the participation of national and international delegation, who are experts in their fields, and beekeepers.

In addition to invited speakers, abstract submissions made for the scientific topics decided by the Scientific Committee will be evaluated carefully and accepted verbally and/or as poster for the "6th International Muğla Beekeeping and Pine Honey Congress".

More information here.


Propolis in Human and Bee Health Conference

The scientific program of the Second Propolis Conference focuses on the latest developments as well as the future outlook of all related aspects of propolis research and application, such as chemistry, biological activity, importance to bees, analyses, standardization, synergy, medical applications, applications in food industry, etc. A rich social program throughout the conference will also be provided for informal interactions. You will have the opportunity to become a member of the International Propolis Research Group, which was formed in autumn last year, based on the energy and enthusiasm generated in Glasgow.

More information here.


8th EurBee Congress of Apidology

This meeting follows the Eurbee congresses in Udine, Prague, Belfast, Ankara, Halle, Murcia, and Cluj Napoca. The EurBee congresses are held every two years and are a major international forum for discussion of the latest and most important results in bee research. The meetings bring together scientists from different fields and serve as a venue for exchanging ideas that emerge from basic and applied research.

EurBee has become the premier event for researchers studying different aspects of wild and managed bees, and how they respond to environmental changes to address problems with species conservation, pollination services, beekeeping management and colony losses. The venue of Eurbee8 is the Campus Ledeganck of Ghent University, which is located near the historic centre of Ghent, a medieval city in the heart of Europe.

More information here.


PoshBee kick-off meeting

The PoshBee kick-off meeting will take place on 27 and 28 August in Paris, France. All work packages will meet up for the first time to discuss the upcoming tasks, processes and actions towards supporting healthy bee populations, sustainable beekeeping and pollination across Europe. 

The meeting will also cover topics like data exchange, publication policy and successful project management.