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We work with experts in private and public institutions across supply chains and other eco-systems to champion and implement pollinator and farmer friendly landscapes and sustainable, healthy and affordable food systems which are able to rapidly scale with the use of Artificial Intelligence and other compatible computing technologies.
Leveraging their powerful cloud computing resources, Oracle work with us to transform the World Hive Network© into a powerful, ever-growing, ever-learning tool for generating insights into the status of bees and pollinators and their varying local environments worldwide. The Oracle Cloud Platform offers access to its Autonomous Database which integrates Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
PETERSON CONTROL UNION
Our key partner Peterson Control Union operate in more than 70 countries and are recognised world leaders in risk management and logistic solutions, using their expertise and specialist knowledge in every continent across the globe. With roots in agricultural inspections, they have been operating for 100 years in the field of logistics, quality, certifications and risk management.
UNIVERSITY OF READING
A world leading research centre, the University of Reading focuses on ecological intensification and pollinator and pollination- related research. Currently, we collaborate on a project in India and another with fruit corporate BerryWorld, to improve the health of honeybee colonies and optimally deploy hives to maximise benefits to yield, quality and profit in soft fruit production.
The World Bee Project is working with Cambridge Consultants to develop breakthrough solutions to bee health. Cambridge Consultants are world leaders in disruptive innovation and technology, who for the past six decades successfully helped some of the world’s biggest brands and most ambitious start-ups to realise their most critical technology-based aspirations.
United States of America
The World Bee Project founder, designer Sabiha Malik and Mark Thomann, Landscape Design Studio Director wHY architecture studio, are collaborating to develop a series of globally scalable prototypes and new models for helping to sustain urban biodiversity and treating cities as the ecosystems they are. The models will include bee and biodiversity data platforms showcased in multi-purpose ‘pavilions’. wHY combine strategies of urbanism and creative design and work at the intersection of design, activism, and the arts. In 2020 wHY were named one of the world’s top 100 design firms.
AgriSound are an agri-tech company specialising in the development of monitoring products for pollinating insects, specifically honey bees and wild bees, to help beekeepers and farmers optimise bee health and productivity. AgriSound bring their expertise in bee biology, pollination science, data science, hardware, and software engineering.
The World Bee Project and the Projecte Equilibri farm collaborate to demonstrate that best-practice ecological farming and Precision Apiculture can translate into sustainable farming that models best practice land management. Projecte Equilbri’s contribution of real-time data to the World Hive Network© will make a significant contribution to the scientific study of bees and their ecosystems in Mallorca.
CITY OF CURRIDABAT
We partner with the city of Curridabat and are inspired by their ten year experience of urban planning and design. Curridabat experts use their experience to enhance our World Bee City© projects which aim to place pollinators, and especially native bees, at the heart of urban design. Edgar Mora, the pioneering former Mayor of Curridabat, is our Global Ambassador.
G.B. PANT UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
The World Bee Project and G.B. Pant University are collaborating on a project in north India along with the Himalayan Farmlands Initiative as the local NGO partner. G.B. Pant University are 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.
BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY
Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is a public central university located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Founded in 1915, it played a stellar role in the independence movement and has developed into the greatest centre of learning in India. BHU and The World Bee Project are exploring ambitious new collaborations.
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH APIARY PROJECT
The University of Edinburgh Apiary Project is a member of the World Hive Network. The Apiary Project is aids the conservation and propagation of the Honey Bee to encourage research and to foster a greater knowledge and understanding of bees and beekeeping.
With Oracle Polska and significant local associates we are pioneering a wide-scale project to monitor wild bees. Over 30% of Poland is covered in forests and we are interested in exploring the synergies between wild bee pollination, biodiversity and agriculture.
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SZECHENYI ISTVAN UNIVERSITY
The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at Széchenyi István University aims to bring together education, research and development to power sustainable agricultural practices. The department is a long-time ally of the World Bee Project.
BARLI DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR RURAL WOMEN
The World Bee Project and the Barli Development Institute for Rural Women are exploring collaboration. The Institute has received recognition from worldwide institutions like UNESCO and Harvard University for its work with women from villages in central India.
VIDYA PRATISHTHAN’S SCHOOL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY (VSBT)
Vidya Pratishtan’s School of Biotechnogy (VSBT) offers training in beekeeping management. The college supports rural development and aims to set up a Centre for Studies in Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.
ENP Media is a London production house that makes content for commercial companies, nonprofits, arts organisations and broadcast outlets. The creative team includes Emmy award winning producers, BAFTA award winning animators, camera operators and editors. ENP Media helps shape and create The World Bee Project’s content.
MARTIN LEWIS DESIGN
Martin Lewis Design supports international clients, educational foundations, with pro bono work for charitable organisations. Martin Lewis is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His consultancy supports The World Bee Project’s website design and production.