“There’s enormous potential for The World Bee Project to leverage emerging technologies and the cloud to drive the entire business ecosystem towards one which promotes both bee health and farmer prosperity.”
Andy Clark, Director, Business Innovation, Oracle
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).
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In partnership with two local organisations, The World Bee Project is designing, innovatively implementing, and managing two significant 3-year projects for women and bees in adversity.
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 optimal management of bee pollination to enable better soft fruit crop yields whilst ensuring a healthy and sustainable environment.
The World Bee Project and BBN, a partnership of over a thousand independent B2B marketing agencies in 32 countries, are working together to launch the first World Bee Community, the movement towards a world in balance with nature.
As recipients of a European Commission HORIZON Grant Award, we are using novel technologies to develop the World Bee Mark© to drive responsible production and consumption of honey and ensure bee welfare.
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 Himalayan Farmlands Initiative, a local NGO.
In 2019 we achieved proof of impact for our pioneering programme model which enables sustainable beekeeping livelihoods for women living in conditions where socio-economic inequalities constrain their capacity. Celebrating the Right to Life, Food and Shelter for Women and Bees in Adversity.
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©.