Protecting Pollinators, People & the Planet
By safeguarding pollinators, we aim to safeguard global biodiversity. To us the bee, a keystone species, symbolises all species that life on earth is made of.
The World Bee Project CIC is a global start-up community interest company, implementing a sustainable relationship between pollination, food security, biodiversity, and human wellbeing.
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.
As part of its biodiversity work, the World Bee Project is launching the first phase of the World Hive Network to generate data and information to help improve understanding of pollination deficits and honey bee and bumble bee declines, enhance agri-environment monitoring and evaluation, strengthen existing surveillance, 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, and support the policy needs of Defra.
The World Bee Project is a member of Defra’s Pollinator Advisory Steering Group (PASG).
The World Bee Project’s ultimate vision is to place the natural world at the heart of public policy and enshrine environmental protection in national constitutions.