Saving Bees, People & the Planet

 


The World Bee Project is a global social enterprise that addresses biodiversity loss, long-term food security, and human well-being, through one integral solution: bee and pollinator restoration programs.

The World Bee Project restores pollinator diversity and density by creating new pollinator habitats on farms and in cities, and ‘green corridors’ through urban areas.

Our pollinator-centered land management services contribute to the stability of pollinator and plant communities, improve the ecological value of land and support nature conservation and ecosystem management.

In rural areas where climate change and the ‘pollination deficit’ has seen a dramatic reduction in the yield from crops, we also teach sustainable apiculture to small-scale family farmers, in order to meaningfully increase agricultural yields, improve food security, and raise family incomes. 

Pollinators are important to the reproduction of many wild plants and are key to maintaining a healthy and bio-diverse environment. Pollinators also play a key role in the production of many commercial crops, like orchard fruits, soft fruits and vegetables that provide us with vital nutrients, add variety to our diets and keep us in good health.

Honey bees are just one of the many pollinating insect species which include moths, butterflies, flies and wasps. There are over 20,000 known species of bees in the world. In the UK alone, there are almost 250 bee species including about 25 species of bumblebees and over 230 types of solitary bees.

We are the World ‘Bee’ Project because worldwide bees are regarded as a key symbol of the natural world. To us, the bee symbolises our ultimate goal of placing the natural world at the heart of public policy and enshrining environmental protection in national constitutions.

The World Bee Project is an initiative of Sanghata, a global non-profit which designs, funds and manages poverty reduction programs in 30 countries across 5 continents.

The World Bee Project is a member of Defra’s Pollinator Advisory Steering Group (PASG). Defra are the UK government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, responsible for safeguarding the natural environment, supporting the UK’s world-leading food and farming industry, and sustaining its thriving rural economy.