We have developed partnerships with experts as well as with both private and public institutions to accomplish our goals and objectives, and we will continue expanding our Partner Channel Network across Universities, Schools, Research Institutions, Governments, Beekeeper Hobbyist Groups, Food Retailers, Corporations across the supply chain, and other stakeholders.
Pollinator Advisory Steering Group, DEFRA
The World Bee Project CIC is a member of the Government of UK Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Pollinator Advisory Steering Group.
University of Reading
The University of Reading is ranked 1st in the UK and 6th in the world for agriculture.
With a reputation developed since the 1800's, the University of Reading School of Agriculture, Policy and Development (SAPD) addresses the major challenges and opportunities in the sector for the 21st century. Its international reputation for research spans the whole food chain, and in particular has strengths in the areas of food chain and health, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity. Its approach to food security is about society using its resources effectively and efficiently to meet global nutritional needs.
The School of Agriculture, Policy and Development (SAPD) houses research groups of Agri-Environment; Crop Production; Agri-Food Economics and Social Sciences; and Animal, Dairy and Food Chain Sciences; and the Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE). The School is also a significant contributor to the University-wide centres for Food Security, Climate Change, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research, and Poverty, Exclusion and Access. In addition, its links with other institutions, many of them overseas, allow research to be conducted in temperate, Mediterranean, and tropical climates in more than 50 countries by research students, university staff and their cooperating and collaborating counterparts.
Reading are 4 times Prize Winners of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, the most prestigious form of national recognition open to a UK academic or vocational institution, recognising and celebrating the outstanding work and impact of higher and further education institutions.
The Quaich Project, the Ross Development Trust and the City of Edinburgh Council
The Quaich Project is a public-private partnership between the Ross Development Trust and the City of Edinburgh Council. Together, they will deliver the next evolutionary chapter in the story of one of Edinburgh’s most famous landmark locations: West Princes Street Gardens.
The partnership with The World Bee Project and The Quaich Project have the potential to launch Edinburgh as the first World Bee City and bring together universities, schools, businesses and residents to create a balanced and harmonious environment within the city and generate connections with local, national and global audiences.
The University of Edinburgh Apiary Project
The University of Edinburgh Apiary Project is a member of The World Bee Project Hive Network. The sensors in the apiary will generate new insights into the links between honey bee health, hive conditions, varying environments and the pollination services bees provide to maintain ecosystem health. While work is being done in parks and gardens to plant trees and flowers that can provide much-needed food for these bees and other pollinators, it is important to study how effective such schemes are. One way to achieve this is to monitor the strength and health of bee populations in these areas and compare them to those in other environments.
The University of Edinburgh Apiary Project offers bee and bee related support services to the University of Edinburgh from their headquarters at King's Buildings. They also have a role in education, both of staff and students within the University, and further afield, in conjunction with local Beekeeping Associations and other Educational Organisations.
Chelsea Physic Garden
Since 1673 Chelsea Physic Garden has occupied four acres of land on the edge of the Thames.
It is London’s oldest botanic garden and contains a unique living collection of around 5,000 different edible, useful and medicinal plants that have changed the world.
First established by the Apothecaries in order to grow medicinal plants, this extraordinary garden in London has had wide reaching impact around the world. The garden has the largest outdoor fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world’s most northerly outdoor grapefruit tree. From pomegranates to ginkgos, mulberries to eucalyptus, there are over 100 different species of tree in the Garden, many of which are rare in Britain. The Glasshouses hold a collection of tropical and sub-tropical species, complemented by a Victorian Cool Fernery.
G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology
The G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology was founded as a collaboration between the Government of India and US universities including the University of Tennessee, the Ohio State University, the Kansas State University, the University of Illinois, the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Missouri.
With a campus of over 10,000 acres, G.B. Pant University is now the second largest university in the world. Also known as Pantnagar University, it is celebrated for bringing about a revolution in agricultural education, research and extension, and for paving the way for the creation of 41 other agricultural universities in India.
Himalayan Farmlands Initiative
NAINITAL DISTRICT, Uttarakhand, India
The Himalayan Farmlands Initiative is a programme of the Sanskara Development Trust which undertakes conservation measures for wildlife by working with local communities, organisations and governing authorities.
The Himalayan Farmlands Initiative objective is to protect the farmlands in the Kotabagh Block in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, and create environmental, social and economic security for the village people by introducing ecologically sustainable and safe farming practices, allowing for the original hill folk to retain their farm lands thus protecting the health and natural environment for future generations.
Barli Development Institute for Rural Women
Since 1985 the Barli Development Institute for Rural Women has partnered with renowned institutions including: Circle of Women (Harvard University, USA), Global Forum for Agricultural Research (FAO-UN), SIDA, among others. In 1990, two of its (formerly illiterate) trainees won first prize in a Learner's Song Competition (of UNESCO) and its literacy methodology was adopted by the University of Leicester, U.K. It also received the UNEP’s Global 500 Roll of Honour (1992) for outstanding environmental achievements.
In 1994, the Institute was listed in UNESCO's INNOV database as one of 81 successful basic education projects in developing countries and is a recipient of Gold Award certification for organizational transparency and effectiveness (2016) conferred by Guide Star India.
It has successfully completed training programs for more than 8200 women from 850 villages in the tribal areas of central Indian states, including Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh among others.
Banwasi Seva Ashram
Sonbhadra, uttar pradesh, india
Our field partner in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh is the Banwasi Seva Ashram. The Ashram has a 60-year history of working successfully to empower local communities. Founded in 1954 by experienced social workers, the Ashram is a voluntary organisation promoting Mahatma Gandhi’s principles – it develops and implements programs to achieve cooperative self-sufficiency and self-reliance with the participation of the local beneficiary communities.
Vidya Pratishthan's School of Biotechnology (VSBT)
Vidya Pratishtan's School of Biotechnogy (VSBT) at the University of Pune is a research organization with a Centre of Excellence in Apiculture Biotechnology offering skills trainings that includes beekeeping management, bee breeding and queen rearing, bee disease identification, extraction and handling of honey, and bee pollination management.
Amongst all institutes and colleges which are imparting education in Biotechnology in the private sector, VSBT emerges as the Sixth Best Institute in India. VSBT pioneered the development of Biotechnology Graduate and Master Degree courses and the VSBT Centre is recognized for Ph.D. programmes. The School has also initiated the B.Sc. degree course in Agriculture Biotechnology affiliated to Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri.
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Szechenyi Istvan University, Hungary
Széchenyi István University is situated in two cities (Győr and Mosonmagyaróvár) in the centre of Central Europe’s golden triangle: between the capitals of Hungary, Austria and Slovakia. A major goal of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences is to ensure the proper function of agricultural production, based on an efficient and integrated education-research-development system. There is a wide range of research and development work at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, in particular food process engineering and environmental techniques, animal and plant biotechnology, improvement of nutrition supply for productive livestock, environmental protection, maintaining of ecological systems during agricultural production and precision agriculture.
Academic studies are carried out in the fields of general agricultural sciences, food quality assurance and agricultural economics via four under-graduate BSc and nine post-graduate MSc programmes. Post-graduate courses are also held in full-time, part-time and individual forms at a multidisciplinary (agricultural and food sciences) PhD school.
Bermondsey Street Bees
Bermondsey Street Bees isa multi-award winning sustainable beekeeping practice and artisan honey business. With over 100 hives in London and rural East Anglia, it supplies many of London’s leading restaurants. Voted the UK’s ‘Small Artisan Producer of The Year’ in 2016, Bermondsey Street Bees has also twice been awarded ‘Best Honey in London’(2011 & 2017) as well as being named as one of London’s ‘Top 20 Food Producers’ and ‘Top 50 Food Heroes’ in recognition of its campaigning for sustainable beekeeping.
Bermondsey Street Bees takes full responsibility for the welfare of its bees against a background of ever-diminishing resources in urban and rural settings. As a core element of its commercial activities, Bermondsey Street Bees pioneers sustainable beekeeping strategies through its forage planting projects, education work and ongoing collaborations with government, charity and business sectors.
Bermondsey Street Bees are a member of the World Bee Project Hive Network.
Gavin Jones Limited
Gavin Jones Limited offer a full range of professional landscape management services delivered across the UK by a 400-strong team of gardeners. They are accredited Investors in People GOLD and appointed Royal Warrant Holders for Landscape services to HM The Queen.
They have accrued many industry awards including, BALI Grand /Principal Awards and RHS Chelsea Flower Show medals and won awards for projects undertaken for 2012 London Olympics - Queen Elizabeth Park, Potters Field Park, Bluewater Shopping Centre, Land Securities, Coca-Cola, The Level - Brighton and Google UK, amongst others. They have worked with a number of well-known companies, including Toyota, Imperial College, Foster Wheeler and Belron to deliver and maintain a series of ecology enhancements.