Enhancing the Health of Honey Bees
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.
Our organization’s name comes from Apis mellifera, the scientific name for the European honey bee. Project Apis m. or PAm is the go-to organization at the interface of honeybees and pollinated crops. We’ve infused over $6 million into bee research since our inception in 2006 to provide growers with healthier bees resulting in better pollination and increased crop yields. We have personal relationships with the nation’s commercial beekeepers and with the top bee scientists in the country.
We fund research studies, purchase equipment for bee labs at our universities, support graduate students and provide scholarships to young bee scientists to encourage their pursuit of science-based solutions to honey bee challenges.
We are a non-profit 501 (c) (5) organization governed by a nine-member board. Our board members are beekeepers representing the major national and state beekeeping organizations. Four scientific advisors review research proposals and provide recommendations to the board.
If you’d like to help us help the honey bee please consider a donation. See our address above where you’ll also find a PayPal link.
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“The Honey Bee Health Coalition is a centralized effort to improve honey bee health that includes many stakeholders and outstanding management by the Keystone Policy Center. The Coalition can take us places we couldn’t go alone. Project Apis m. is proud to be a member and to have a role on the steering committee.” (Christi Heintz, Executive Director, Project Apis m.)
For more information, please visit http://honeybeehealthcoalition.org.