Honeybee Science Research Center
Bee research in Tamagawa began in 1950. The Honeybee Science Research Center was established in 1979 on the 50th anniversary of Tamagawa Gakuen, recognizing the previous bee research conducted at the Faculty of Agriculture.
As the only institute in its field in Japan, our mission is to conduct research and to develop education on a broad array of topics concerning honeybees, the most important insect in natural resource entomology, and to promote general interest in honeybees and their useful products.
To complete this mission, we continue activities such as a) research in bee biology, behavior, genetic and molecular aspects, and other fields related to bees, including non-Apis species, b) research on various bee products like honey, royal jelly, and propolis, c) research on various pollinators in the scene of natural and practical pollination, d) holding meetings and workshops for research and education, e) international exchange and f) publishing the periodical magazine Honeybee Science.