Protecting Pollinators, People & the Planet
The World Bee Project CIC (WBP) is a global start-up community interest company developing and promoting a sustainable relationship between pollination, food security, biodiversity, and human wellbeing.
Worldwide, the World Bee Project and the University of Reading School of Agriculture, Policy and Development (SAPD) partnership provide a core of expertise and capacity which can adapt and extend to address key emerging challenges of sustainable agriculture in the face of pollination decline, climate change, urbanisation and social and political changes. The shared expertise and networks of the partnership enable it to develop projects and build capacity to address global challenges and ensure important impacts through wider engagement with the public, NGOs and policy makers.
In the UK, the World Bee Project aims to improve understanding of pollination deficits and honey bee and bumble bee declines; enhance agri-environment monitoring and evaluation; strengthen existing surveillance; support the policy needs of Defra and help develop a long-term sustainable monitoring programme for pollinators that can generate data and information to help scientists to better understand how the honey bee and bumble bee species impact the ecology and evolutionary dynamics of plant and pollinator species in natural ecosystems.
The World Bee Project is a member of Defra’s Pollinator Advisory Steering Group (PASG).
BEE FOR BIODIVERSITY. THE BEE IS OUR CONCEPTUAL ICON SYMBOLISING OUR AIM TO PROTECT POLLINATORS, PEOPLE & THE PLANET
The World Bee Project is a British community interest company, a CIC. A community interest company (CIC) exists to benefit the community rather than private shareholders. A CIC is the UK equivalent of a 'Benefit Corporation' in the United States.