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

UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28)

The 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 28) to the UNFCCC is scheduled to take place from 6-17 November 2023. It will take place in the United Arab Emirates. The latest available information can be found here.

2023 SDG Summit

The 2023 SDG Summit will be convened on 18-19 September 2023, during the United Nations General Assembly high-level week. Heads of State and Government will gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to follow-up and review the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) . They will carry out a comprehensive review of the state of the SDGs, respond to the impact of multiple and interlocking crises facing the world, and provide high-level political guidance on transformative and accelerated actions leading up to the target year of 2030 for achieving the SDGs.

More information here.

Apimondia 2023

Gigantic biannual expo and conference organized by beekeepers for beekeepers worldwide. Biggest forum and platform for reaching beekeepers worldwide.  

EAAE Congress 2023

Every three years the EAAE organizes a congress with a general theme in the broad field of agricultural economics. The congress brings together between 700 to 800 academics, scholars, practitioners, stakeholders and policy makers from all over the world to discuss the latest and most pressing issues in the agri and food domain.

The EAAE Congress will take place from 29 August 2023 - 1 September 2023 in Rennes, France.

Pollinator Week 2023

Pollinator Week is an annual event celebrated internationally in support of pollinator health. It's a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them. The great thing about Pollinator Week is that you can celebrate and get involved any way you like! Popular events include planting for pollinators, hosting garden tours, participating in online bee and butterfly ID workshops, and so much more. However you choose to celebrate this year, be sure to share your story with us by tagging us on social media using the hashtag #PollinatorWeek.

*Pollinator Week was initiated and is managed by Pollinator Partnership.

More information here.

World Ocean Day 2023

On World Ocean Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor our one shared ocean, that connects us all. Find out more here.

World Environment Day 2023

2023 is the 50th anniversary of World Environment Day. This year the host is Côte d'Ivoire in partnership with the Netherlands. Over the past five decades, the day has grown to be one of the largest global platforms for environmental outreach. Tens of millions of people take part along with governments, companies, cities and community organizations. This year we spotlight solutions to plastic pollution. Find out more here.

2023 International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy

The theme for this year's conference is understanding and leveraging networks to support pollinator health, from gene networks to ecological community networks, to scientific networks.

Our keynote speakers for the conference are 

  • May Berenbaum - University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
  • Michelle Flenniken - Montana State University
  • David Inouye - University of Maryland & Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
  • Alexandra Klein - University of Freiburg

More information here.

PoshBee AGM5

AGM presentations (no scheduled workshops) will be held in person in Rome on 22nd and 23rd March 2023.

World Water Day 2023

This World Water Day is about accelerating change to solve the water and sanitation crisis. Find out more here.

International Day of Forests 2023

The theme for 2023 is "Forests and health.” Forests give us so much to our health. They purify the water, clean the air, capture carbon to fight climate change, provide food and life-saving medicines, and improve our well-being. Find out more here.

Best Practices for Pollinators Summit, March 7-9, Virtual

Co-hosted by Pollinator Friendly Alliance and Xerces, this event features the latest on ecologically sound land stewardship practices that promote pollinators. Our line-up of speakers will cover practical knowledge and innovation on pesticide reduction, habitat installation, soil health, pollinator biology, and more. Xerces' Executive Director, Scott Black, will kick off the event with a talk about pollinator conservation in the face of climate change. You'll also learn about native bee nesting biology from Xerces' Sarah Foltz Jordan & Leif Richardson, and pesticide reduction  strategies from Xerces' Aaron Anderson.

Register    More information

World Wildlife Day 2023

March 3 is World Wildlife Day. It is a United Nations International day to celebrate all the world's wild animals and plants and the contribution that they make to our lives and the health of the planet.

This date was chosen as it is the birthday of CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, signed in 1973. This World Wildlife Day is also a celebration of CITES as it turns 50. In recognition of the work CITES does and the collaborative work for conservation that is going on globally, the theme for World Wildlife Day this year is 'Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation'. Find out more here.

World Wetlands Day 2023

World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on 2 February to raise awareness about wetlands. This day also marks the anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands, which was adopted as an international treaty in 1971. Find out more here.

PoshBee AGM5 workshops

AGM workshops to discuss collaborative papers/ experiments/ task management will be held online (PoshTown) on 11th and 12th January 2023.

The Natural Disaster Expo Asia

The Natural Disaster Expo Asia is about raising environmental awareness and disaster risk reduction policies and strategies, reducing existing disaster risks and managing residual risks, contributing to the strengthening of resilience and reduction of losses. The Natural Disasters Expo Asia will be targeting to bring in 3000 international visitors, 200 speakers and a total of 300 innovation exhibitors to take part to display a very wide range of products, services and live demos related to Heat & Fire, Earthquake, Flood, and Storm.

More information on the event here.

Risk Assessment Research Assembly (RARA) 2022

To stimulate alignment between national and EU research funding, EFSA is bringing together funders, policy/decision makers and leading food safety researchers to showcase how research outputs can support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and the Green Deal.

The event is an important opportunity to gather and share knowledge and research needs with key actors. You can have your say on future directions in public funding and research in food safety risk assessment, both at national and EU level.

More information 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 5-17 December 2022 in Montreal, Canada.

More information here.

Workshop on Data Sharing and Standardisation

BeeLife and EFSA wish to invite you to this hybrid event, which aims to provide a full overview of the EU Pollinator Hub and explore with participants how to collaborate with the platform and how best to benefit from it.

The platform is a new milestone in efforts to improve the sharing of harmonised and standardised data on pollinators. It builds on existing features of the EU Bee Partnership (EUBP) Prototype Platform to centralise and further develop information related to pollinators. The new platform, financed by EFSA, will be fully operational by 2024.

Best practices on clean data

17 Nov Thursday, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CET on Zoom, Register here

This webinar is organised by BeeLife European Beekeeping Coordination within the framework of the EUBP Platform project, developing the EU Pollinator Hub. It will be held by Michael Rubinigg, who is a biologist, holding a PhD in Plant Physiology, specialised in apiculture and data management, with experience in animal breeding, pollination management and adult education.

The EU Pollinator Hub is a new milestone in efforts to improve the sharing of harmonised and standardised data on pollinators. It builds on existing features of the EUBP Prototype Platform, to centralise existing information related to bee health and to further develop its features and content. The new platform, financed by EFSA will be fully operational by 2024. It will include automatic translation, making it a useful tool for a diverse range of practitioners.

*Registration is mandatory. (Please note that places are limited and registration will be closed as soon as places are filled up.) Registered participants will receive the Zoom link by email ahead the event.


The 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – COP27 – builds on the outcomes of COP26 to deliver action on an array of issues critical to tackling the climate emergency – from urgently reducing greenhouse gas emissions, building resilience, and adapting to the inevitable impacts of climate change, to delivering on the commitments to finance climate action in developing countries.

More information here.

Bat Week

Bat Week is an international and annual celebration to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation. Bats are vital to the health of our natural world and economy, since they eat a lot of insects, pollinate flowers, and spread seeds that grow new plants and trees.

More information here.

European Red List of Hoverflies launch event

IUCN and the European Commission are pleased to announce the publication of the European Red List of Hoverflies. The publication will be introduced on the “European Red List of Hoverflies Launch Event”, which will take place on 11 October 2022, 10:00 – 12:00 CET.

Identifying key outcomes and important knowledge gaps from EU-funded projects on pollinators"

The workshop "Identifying key outcomes and important knowledge gaps from EU-funded projects on pollinators" will be held live in Brussels on Monday 10th of October 2022, h. 10.30-16.00. A detailed agenda will follow.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together representatives of selected EU-funded projects and policy-makers in order to share knowledge, identify R&I needs and gaps, and define common messages and recommendations in order to contribute to bee and pollinator health, sustainable pollination services, and pollinator monitoring.

ECSA 2022 Conference: Citizen Science for Planetary Health

  • When? From the 5th-8th October 2022
  • Where? In Berlin
  • Why “Citizen Science for Planetary Health”? Because the health of our planet is at risk. To preserve and support the well-being of all life on Earth, we need the commitment and efforts of everyone – policy makers, the public, business, science and research. Citizen science offers effective and innovative ways to do transdisciplinary research and influence decision-making in multiple areas and ways. Citizen science is particularly suited to connect diverse fields and diverse actors in the common endeavour of collaborating in research. 

Find out more here

European Researchers' Night

The European Researchers' Night is a Europe-wide public event, which displays the diversity of science and its impact on citizens' daily lives in fun, inspiring ways.

This year, the event will take place in 25 countries on Friday 30 September 2022.

More information here.

European Research and Innovation Days 2022

European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.

The event will take place online on 28 and 29 September 2022, allowing everyone to get involved from anywhere.

Find out more.

The First International Plant Health Conference

The First International Plant Health Conference aims to address new and emerging plant health challenges, including climate change impacts, the risks associated with significant increase in international trade, the rapid loss of biological diversity and new pest pathways such as e-commerce by exploring more efficient national, regional and global policies, structures and mechanisms.

9th EurBee Congress

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the ninght EurBee Congress was postponed. The new date of the conference is scheduled to be 20-22 September 2022. The conference is going to take place in Belgrade, Serbia.

More information will be available here.

7th SCCS Europe

SCCS  is the largest international conference in conservation science, where students and early career scientists are welcomed and have the chance to present their research, learn from each other and meet with experts of the field who can offer them guidance in their future careers.

In 2015, Hungary joined this inspiring event and organizes a conference, especially for young scientists from all around Europe to build a network among the presented parts of the continent.

The 2022 conference will be held between 14 - 17 September 2022. This year we have a change of scenery as the conference moves to the Southern shore of the Lake Balaton, to Balatonvilágos. 

More information here.

Twelfth International Symposium on Pollination (ISPXII)

The Twelfth International Symposium on Pollination (ISPXII) is an opportunity to learn more about pollination and pollinators in all fields. It will feature presentations by the leaders in pollination biology around the world, and it will allow young scientists to present their work and get to know the leaders in the field.
More information here.

Pollinators in Agriculture meeting in collaboration with the AAB & BES

The Association of Applied Biologists (AAB) and the Royal Entomological Society are delivering a 3-day conference "Shaping the Future for Pollinators: Innovations in Farmed Landscapes". Pollinators are vital in maintaining both semi-natural and agricultural ecosystems, and their conservation and management is of great public, economic and political interest. This conference aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to discuss recent advancements in the field of pollinator research and to explore emerging technologies within the field.

More information here.

The festival of bees

The Festival of Bees in 2022 will most likely take place in September, at 3 locations around the UK - one in the South East, one in the North, and one in the South West - with venues to be confirmed shortly. This festival will celebrate the world of bees and pollinators, in an informative, educational and fun way.

More information here.

Skerries Wild Bee Festival

The National Biodiversity Data Centre is delighted to collaborate with Fingal County Council and Sustainable Skerries on a weekend of events later in August. Lots of exciting workshops, Q&A sessions and walks are happening throughout the weekend. There are a limited number of places on all events - make sure to register as soon as possible to not miss out! Many of the events will be focused on the rare Large Carder Bumblebee and how local communities can take action to protect it. Most events are free.

Please visit: for more information and to all the sign-up links.

World Honey Bee Day

World Honey Bee Day is an awareness day whereby honey bee enthusiasts, beekeeping associations and clubs, and beekeepers celebrate the honey bee. It is celebrated every third Saturday in August.

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 Food Safety Day 2022

World Food Safety Day on 7 June 2022 will draw attention and mobilize action to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks and improve human health. Find out more 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.

Click here for more information.

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.

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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.