Welcome to Honey Bee Watch!
We are a citizen-science project centered around honey bees — and people like you. As a participant (aka Bee Guardian) who contributes data on honey bees, you'll help us to better understand the biological, behavioral, and environmental traits that support survivorship among untreated and free-living colonies.
There are more than 10 species of honey bees around the world. Striving to collect as much data on each of them as possible, Honey Bee Watch will be a multi-year, global study, starting with a UK-based pilot program focused on Western honey bees (Apis mellifera) and eventually expanding to new regions and including all Apis species.
Our aim is to increase scientific knowledge about all of these species, potentially leading to more sustainable beekeeping practices as well as educational programs and conservation initiatives to engage and inspire the wider public to act locally to protect threatened or endangered populations.
We appreciate your participation.