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 name comes from Apis mellifera, the scientific name for the honey bee.
Project Apis m. or PAm is the go-to organization at the interface of honey bees and pollinated crops. We’ve infused nearly $8 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 research labs at universities, support graduate students and provide scholarships to develop bee scientists and encourage their pursuit of science-based solutions to the honey bee challenges we face today, and also for the future.
We are a non-profit 501 (c) (5) organization governed by a ten-member board. Our board members are beekeepers representing the major national beekeeping organizations from various perspectives. Five scientific advisors review research proposals and provide recommendations to the board.