Supporting Research With Ujubee Project

The Ujubee project is a conservation effort focused on recording scientific data on wild honeybee populations in South Africa. Unlike many parts of the world where bee populations are managed by humans and live in manufactured hives, South Africa is home to honeybee populations where 80% remain wild and an integral part of their habitat’s ecosystem. The Slow Fund has committed a total of $7,500 in funding for 2019 and 2020

This provides an opportunity to study their natural habitat and behaviour, contributing valuable research that can help honeybee populations around the globe.

In turn, Ujubee can take steps in order to protect the delicate biomes where these bees live, ensuring both the survival of the bees and the range of species their pollination helps to maintain—specifically, the fynbos region of South Africa, which is the smallest and most diverse floral kingdom in the world.

When possible, we bring our travellers through these areas in the Western and Eastern Cape, led by an ecologist to explain the importance of biodiversity and habitat conservation.

The Initiatives

Current Project

Restoring Puglia's Olive Trees with OlivaMi

Puglia, Italy

Current Project

Conserving Species & Iconic Landscapes Across Africa with African Parks

Akagera National Park, Rwanda

Current Project

Exploring the Power of Music with Music Beyond Borders

Cape Town, South Africa

Current Project

Supporting Gender Equality in the Safari Industry

Botswana, Africa

Current Project

Scholarship Fund with Kuska School

Ollantaytambo, Peru

Current Project

Protecting the World’s Most Threatened Habitats with World Land Trust

South America

Current Project

Rice Production with Ozuchi Village

Ozuchi, Japan

Current Project

Wolverine Research in the Columbia Mountains

British Columbia

Past Project

Empowering Female Education with Education For All

Imlil Valley, Morocco

Past Project

Fostering Freedom Through Mobility with #BIKEYGEES e.V.

Berlin, Germany

Past Project

Commissioning New Instruments for Musika Etxea

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Past Project

Restoring Critical Saltpans in Andalucía with Salarte

Cadiz, Andalucía Spain

Past Project

Replanting Trees in the Dolomites with WOWNature

Dolomites, Italy

Past Project

Launching a Social Enterprise in Rwanda During a Global Pandemic

Musanze, Rwanda

Past Project

Preserving the Angkor Park with World Monuments Fund


How Your Trip Makes a Difference

Did you know – every time you travel with B&R, you contribute to the Slow Fund?

B&R contributes 5% of our annual profits to projects around the world that directly impact the environment and communities where you travel.

Go Further

You also have the option to balance your international flights through our partnership with C-Level.