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Protecting Pollinators,
People & the Planet

“Restoring biodiversity – the biological diversity of life on Earth – underpins all The World Bee Project programmes because biodiversity makes it possible for all life to survive on Earth. The bees and we and all living creatures depend on biodiversity for food, clean water, and a stable climate.”

Sabiha Malik

Innovation at the Service of Bees

The World Bee Project CIC is the first private initiative in the world that remotely monitors bees to research the pollinator and pollination crisis from a global perspective.

Innovative Data Driven Solutions

The World Bee Project is developing data driven innovative solutions such as the World Hive Network© to address pollinator health challenges in cities as well as in smallholder farms and agriculture and food supply chains.

We Need Bees

Over 75% of the nutritious food we eat depends on pollination. Pollination sustains global food security, crop production, farmer livelihoods, wild plant diversity, ecosystem balance, healthy soils and clean air.

Connecting Hives, Connecting Lives

The World Bee Project supports, connects, and amplifies new technologies and scientific study to improve the health and wellbeing of bees and other pollinators. It uses Artificial Intelligence (AI), data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) to power the World Hive Network© to generate solutions to wider issues of biodiversity, climate change, food security and human wellbeing.

The Bees Need Us

Intensive farming, harmful pesticides, overpopulation, urban sprawl, loss of floral habitats, deforestation and climate change are all placing devastating pressures on pollinators. We address the need to improve understanding of the varying pressures on bees in different regions of the world and deliver nature positive strategies and programmes for local implementation.

What We Do

Taking a data-based research approach, we link bee and biodiversity and ecosystem health with beekeeper and smallholder farmer livelihoods. We create strategies and programmes and design and adaptively implement  projects in partnership with local communities to provide measurable benefits for pollinators, people, and the planet. 

Harnessing the power of bee-derived intelligence for solutions to wider issues of biodiversity, climate change, food security and human well-being, we  focus on the interconnections between bees and people in the context of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Mission

Our mission is to blend Artificial Intelligence (AI) and leading edge computing technology with world leading bee research to safeguard global pollinator populations.

Vision

Our vision is to deliver state of the art knowledge directly to the hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers around the world to enhance the contribution of pollinators to food security, farmer livelihoods and national economies. The World Bee Project’s greater vision is to place the natural world at the heart of public policy and enshrine environmental protection in national constitutions.

Pillars

The World Bee Project innovation consists of three pillars, the World Hive Network©, the World Bee Welfare© mark, and World Bee City©.  In all our projects, we use the knowledge and insights we generate from these mechanisms to provide benefits for Pollinators, People, and the Planet.

The World Hive Network©

The World Hive Network© is the world’s first global bee health platform and now has 50,000 intelligent hives in its network. It uses AI, IoT and Big Data driven technology to remotely monitor honeybees to generate understanding of the pollinator and pollination crisis from a global perspective.  

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World Bee City©

World Bee City© seeks to place pollinators at the heart of cities to enhance the wellbeing of pollinators and people, both. Monitoring  technology can change the game for conservation in urban locations by identifying restoration actions that need to be taken.

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World Bee Mark©

The World Bee Mark© eco-label will drive responsible production and consumption of honeys with supply chain traceability and transparency technologies.We are developing the eco-label certification with OpenSc.

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Tech for Good Solutions©

Tech for Good Solutions©  use AI enabled sensor technology to help beekeepers and  smallholder farmers  to increase their yields, enhance their  incomes, and improve agricultural biodiversity through Precision Apiculture and Precision Agriculture.

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The World Bee Project partners with BeeHero for advanced monitoring sensor technology

Symphony No.18 in Bee Major, by Andy Welch

This is yet another example of how the bees never cease to inspire us. To create this Symphony No. 18  in Bee Major, our Andy Welch took the audio files from one of The World Bee Project  hives over 24 hours and every 15 minutes and compared the volume just for the frequencies which correspond to musical notes in a major key. He then selected the loudest note and ended up with 96 musical notes. As it might be  somewhat dull if all the notes were of the same length, he shortened the louder notes. This is why the music quickens when there’s more volume /activity. Andy created the digital twin bees by using an algorithm which takes the original video footage of a bee and converts it into an artistic version of the original.  Copyright: Andy Welch.
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The World Hive Network©

The World Hive Network© is the world’s first global bee health platform and now has 50,000 intelligent hives in its network. It uses AI, IoT and Big Data driven technology to remotely monitor honeybees to generate understanding of the pollinator and pollination crisis from a global perspective.  

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World Bee Mark©

The World Bee Mark© is awarded to industry and business applicants that adopt a range of practices that improve bee and pollinator health and human wellbeing. We are developing the certification criteria with Peterson Control Union.

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World Bee City©

World Bee City© seeks to place pollinators at the heart of cities to enhance the wellbeing of pollinators and people, both. Monitoring  technology can change the game for conservation in urban locations by identifying restoration actions that need to be taken.

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Tech for Good Solutions©

Tech for Good Solutions©  use AI enabled sensor technology to help beekeepers and  smallholder framers  to increase their yields, enhance their  incomes, and improve agricultural biodiversity through Precision Apiculture and Precision Agriculture.