Our programme aims to make a tangible and positive impact in areas where conflict and adversity deny women the right to life, food and shelter. We offer women sustainable livelihood options as beekeepers.
Until the Russian invasion, there were 4 – 6 million beehives in Ukraine and around 250,000 beekeepers. Ukraine was the largest exporter of honey to the European Union. No longer.
The World Bee Project, the University of Reading and Oracle for Research are helping to establish a new standard in the optimal management of bee pollination to enable better soft fruit crop yields whilst ensuring a healthy and sustainable environment.
The World Bee Project CIC is a partner in the European consortium ALLIANCE, which has won a 3-year European Commission HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK Grant Award.
We initiated and have now completed 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 the Himalayan Farmlands Initiative, a local NGO.
In 2019 we launched our pioneering social programme Celebrating the Right to Life, Food and Shelter for Women in Adversity. The programme supports women in areas where conflict and adversity deny them the right to life, food and shelter. It speaks for our recognition of the vital interdependencies between bees and people in the context of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We are collaborating with experts from award-winning city of Curridabat to establish World Bee City©. Curridabat will become an important node in the World Hive Network©, a worldwide knowledge-sharing bee database connecting people to the global movement to protect pollinators.
The World Bee Project partner, Projecte Equilibri is a rare example of a farm which has been ecologically managed for 5 generations. It has 110 hectares under cultivation, 65 hectares of natural forest and a magnificent apiary deserving to be designated a protected area for education and research.
The World Bee Project and its partner Projecte Equilibri in alliance with partners from Spain, Italy, Malta, and Portugal, are developing innovative strategies to support almond and carob farming in southern Europe and advance solutions for policymakers.
The University of Edinburgh Apiary Project is a member of the World Hive Network©. The Apiary Project aids in the conservation and propagation of the honey bee to encourage research into bees and bee products and to foster a greater knowledge and understanding of bees and beekeeping.
To engage people in celebrating pollinators on World Bee Day, TWBP launched World Bee Count 2020. We invited people to take a picture of their nearest pollinator and upload it to an interactive Global Pollinator Map, using a free mobile app.
Chelsea Physic Garden was founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for its apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants. The Apiary at Chelsea Physic Garden is owned and managed by beekeeper Peter James and is a member of the World Hive Network©.