Project Apis m.

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Mission Statement

Project Apis m.'s mission Is to fund and direct research to enhance the health and vitality of honey bee colonies while improving crop production.

Description

Project Apis m. (PAm) is the go-to organization at the interface of honey bees and pollinated crops. Since 2006, we've infused over $8 million into honey bee research to provide healthier bees, resulting in better pollination and increased crop yields for the grower, and lower losses and better honey production for the beekeeper. We work closely with commercial beekeepers, growers, and top bee scientists in the USA and Canada to direct strategic efforts focused on practical solutions. PAm funds research studies, purchases equipment for research labs, supports graduate students through scholarships to encourage careers in pursuit of science-based solutions to honey bee challenges, and has expanding efforts to enhance honey bee health and nutrition by putting forage on the landscape where bees need it most. We are a 501(c)5 nonprofit organization governed by a ten-member board. Our board members include beekeepers, pollinators and honey producers representing major national and state industry organizations. PAm also has six scientific advisors who review proposals with the board.

Program Details

The goal of PAm funded research is to ask questions that help create tools and solutions, and better understand the problems bees are facing. Since 2006, PAm has funded 102 scientific research projects, 23 projects were funded in 2019 alone.
PAm provides free and subsidized seed mixtures and seeds to support honey bee health in California through our Seeds for Bees Program. We also work alongside the ​The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund which identifies opportunities in the Midwest to establish critical pollinator habitat to help honey bee and monarch butterfly populations thrive.
PAm also works towards collecting and making resoucres avaible to our stakeholders and the general public about bee health. Most of our communcaitons are related to sharing scientific information.

Primary Issue
Food
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PO Box 26793
Salt Lake City, UT 84126
United States
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