The World Bee Project
SAFEGUARDING Pollinators, People & the Planet
Founded in 2014, The World Bee Project (WBP) is a social enterprise focussed on the relationship between pollination, food insecurity, biodiversity loss, and human wellbeing.
Implementing in partnership with the University of Reading Centre for Agri-Environmental Research (CAER), the World Bee Project vision is to contribute to a global shift towards ecological intensification.
We focus on ecological intensification to develop the science underpinning the sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services to enhance and protect food production while minimising environmental impacts.
To deliver on the priority actions the National Pollinator Strategy has identified, the World Bee Project is launching a National Sentinel Hive Network. Through a country-wide network of remotely monitored honey bee hives and bumble bee nests, the World Bee Project will generate significant data on the impact of factors such as land use, agricultural practices and forage quality, on the health and productivity of bees.
We are collaborating with Arnia, a UK technology company working with scientists and supplying universities with remote hive monitoring equipment since 2010.
Across the UK, in collaboration with ecologists, plant experts, and our landscape services partner Gavin Jones Limited, our Ecological Consultancy offers a bespoke conservation and restoration service for domestic size and landscape-scale ecological habitats for a variety of bees, butterflies and moths.
Gavin Jones Limited are an award-wining professional landscape services company appointed Royal Warrant Holders for Landscape services to HM the Queen.
The World Bee Project is a member of Defra’s Pollinator Advisory Steering Group (PASG).