Celebrating the Right to Life, Food and Shelter for Women in Adversity, India

Our programme for areas where conflict and adversity deny women the right to life, food and shelter.

The World Bee Project launched two significant 3-year projects in January 2022 in collaboration with a local NGO, offering advanced beekeeping education and skills education to 80 poor and disadvantaged tribal women from villages in the Ayyalur forest and Pandiyar mangrove wetlands in Tamil Nadu, India.

The two programmes enable 80 women to establish sustainable, thriving livelihoods as beekeepers selling honey and bee products. Over three years, 80 women learn to nurture and manage the native ‘wild’ Apis Cerana Indica honeybee species for honey production, simultaneously increasing local wild bee populations.  The women also plant tree saplings we grow for them in nurseries.  Once mature, the trees improve local biodiversity and enhance nectar and pollen resources for bees and wildlife. Throughout 2022-2024 we are committed to helping the 80 women grow their honey businesses and develop a thriving honey cooperative.


3 years 2022 – 2024
80 severely disadvantaged indigenous women 

receive ongoing training and supervision,
enabling them to embrace beekeeping as a sustainable income-generating livelihood
which can transform their lives and the lives of their families.

36,000,000 million Apis Cerana Indica bees
reared in managed hives to produce honey and pollinate local ecosystems.

6,000 native fruit tree saplings
to create nectar and pollen resources for bees and pollinators.

360 kilos of honey produced and sold in 2022 by 80 women.

Your donations open worlds of hope & possibility for women living in adverse conditions.
Please join us in Celebrating the Right to Life, Food and Shelter for Women in Adversity
and help these programmes to continue.

To align your company’s Environmental Social Governance (ESG) policy
with our programmes for women in adversity, please

The World Bee Project programmes for women in adversity are
by Human Rights lawyer Professor Phillipe Sands, KC.

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