Project Apis m. (PAm) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to fund and direct research to enhance the health and vitality of honey bee colonies while improving crop production. The name comes from Apis mellifera, the scientific name for the honey bee; PAm is continuously working towards improving the health of the honey bee.
Formed by beekeepers and growers, PAm bridges industry needs with efforts by top researchers and scientists, to improve bee health and sustainable agricultural practices.
Research gives us the foundation of knowledge and tools we need to understand the threats to honey bee health and address them. In 2006 beekeepers experienced heavy colony losses attributed to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), the causes of which are still problems for bees: parasites, pathogens, pesticides and poor nutrition.
PAm was founded by almond growers and beekeepers to address these most pressing needs of honey bees through scientific research. PAm supported researchers are addressing each of these threats, uncovering new important knowledge, and developing practical tools for beekeepers and growers in support of honey bee health and pollination security across the nation.
To learn more, visit www.projectapism.org