Safeguarding Pollinators, People & the Planet

 

The World Bee Project CIC (WBP) is a global social enterprise focussed on the relationship between pollination, food insecurity, biodiversity loss, and human wellbeing.

We hope to catalyse significant positive changes for both conservation and agriculture at regional, national and international levels.

 

Implementing in partnership with the University of Reading Centre for Agri-Environmental Research (CAER), the World Bee Project vision is to contribute to a global shift towards ecological intensification. 

Our focus on ecological intensification aims to develop the science underpinning the sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services to enhance and protect food production while minimising environmental impacts. 

 

To deliver on the priority actions the National Pollinator Strategy has identified, the World Bee Project is launching a National Sentinel Hive Network. Through a country-wide network of remotely monitored honey bee hives and bumble bee nests, the World Bee Project will generate significant data on the impact of factors such as land use, agricultural practices and forage quality, on the health and productivity of bees.

We are collaborating with Arnia, a UK technology company working with scientists and supplying universities with remote hive monitoring equipment since 2010.

 

Across the UK, in collaboration with ecologists, plant experts, and our landscape services partner Gavin Jones Limited, our Ecological Consultancy offers a bespoke conservation and restoration service for domestic size and landscape-scale ecological habitats for a variety of bees, butterflies and moths.

Gavin Jones Limited are an award-wining professional landscape services company appointed Royal Warrant Holders for Landscape services to HM the Queen.

 

The World Bee Project is a member of Defra’s Pollinator Advisory Steering Group (PASG). 

 
Defra very much welcome the work that the World Bee Project is doing in England to support the National Pollinator Strategy.

Defra is committed to working in partnership with a range of organisations to help deliver the aims of the National Pollinator Strategy. It is only through collaboration with organisations such as the World Bee Project and others that we will be able to achieve our vision of seeing pollinators thrive.”
— Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
 

The bee symbolises our vision of a thriving future for humanity

 

The World Bee Project is a British community interest company, a CIC. It is part of the Sanghata network. Sanghata is a British non-profit active in 30 countries across 5 continents. In 2011, Sanghata’s award-winning, uniquely innovative ‘Frontier Market Scouts’ program became the first program of its kind in the social impact sector.