Bee Worldwide is a non-profit organisation raising awareness of the plight of the bee and the ecological turmoil which threatens our community.
In the 1950’s there were over 50 native species of bee in the UK, yet just a few years ago there was just 27.
In the past few years honey bees have experienced more substantial declines. The UK used to be home to 27 species of bee, yet sadly 3 of these are now extinct with many more under threat.
Bee Worldwide has been established in direct response to the growing number of declining bees. The goal is to identify the reasons for the decline and work towards rebuilding the ecosystem that is vital for the bees to regenerate their colonies.
This programme has several aims:
Bee Worldwide primary focus is to promote individuals and other groups to help bees in their own communities by planting some bee-friendly plants in their gardens. We will extend this to finding donated land and use volunteers to plant flowers in these areas. We also hope to set up a franchise model to become a bee keeper under our own brand, and this will include training, equipment and advice etc.
Our research will be world leading and we will also collaborate with universities who are also working in this field of study. This will include monitoring bee movements with trackers (little backpacks) bee counting and many more scientific experiments. With the results, we can see if we can reverse any of the issues and help promote these messages so others can assist with the issues.
Over time, Bee Worldwide will create a learning environment that will be an invaluable resource for bee keepers and an aspiration to the public and the community at large.
Bee Worldwide is a non-profit organisation raising awareness of the plight of the bee and the ecological turmoil which threatens our planet.
We are looking for individuals and communities to help us resolve this crisis and spread our message.
The Bee Worldwide Community forum has received support from the Cwm a Mynydd Rural Development Programme for Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent which is funded jointly by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Governments Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.