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Chelsea Physic Garden, London

The Apiary at Chelsea Physic Garden is owned and managed by beekeeper Peter James and is a member of the World Hive Network©. The data and insights gained from monitoring Peter James’ apiary will be freely shared with research and conservation projects working to protect bees around the world. By sharing resources and fostering collaboration, The World Hive Network aims to multiply its impact and enable greater action to save bees.

 

 

In  2016  people heard for the first time that a number of trends — urbanisation, monoculture, destruction of flowering habitats, disease, predators, and pesticide use had reduced bee populations to alarming levels,  threatening  biodiversity and global food security, and contributing to the climate crisis. But by how much? Nobody knew and nobody knows even now but the World Hive Network is gathering the evidence to answer that question.

The World Bee Project brings AI, novel IT and cloud-based technology to have a real-time view of global bee population for the first time. This can help researchers with the information they need to work with governments and other stakeholders to help reduce the decline in honey bee and wild bee populations.

 

 

Other Projects

‘Super Farm’, North India

‘Super Farm’, North India

We initiated a two-year project in north India in partnership with the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development (SAPD) University of Reading, United Kingdom, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India, and Himalayan Farmlands Initiative, a local NGO.

Women, Bees, and Biodiversity

Women, Bees, and Biodiversity

To celebrate the right to life, food, shelter and wellbeing, for women and bees in adversity and to recognise the role of women in biodiversity, Sabiha Malik imagined a model that could be implemented in areas where socio-economic inequalities constrain the capacity of the poorest and most vulnerable women living in hardship conditions.

World Bee Count

World Bee Count

To engage people everywhere in celebrating pollinators on World Bee Day, The World Bee Project launched World Bee Count 2020. We invited people to take a picture of the nearest pollinator they could find and upload it to an interactive Global Pollinator Map, using a free mobile app.