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 School of Agriculture, Policy and Development (SAPD) the World Bee Project vision is to contribute to a global shift towards ecological intensification.
The shared expertise and networks of Reading School of Agriculture, Policy and Development (SAPD) and the WPB enables our partnership to develop projects and build capacity to address global agricultural challenges and to ensure important impacts through wider engagement with the public, NGOs and policy makers. Our activities focus on conservation and management of insect pollinators and pollination services to crop production and the wider environment.
The SAPD and the WBP focus on ecological intensification develops the science underpinning the sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services to enhance and protect food and nutrition 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 andforage quality, on the health and productivity of bees.
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).