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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 and will receive further funding in 2022.

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

Launching a Social Enterprise in Rwanda During a Global Pandemic

Musanze, Rwanda

Current Project

Restoring Critical Saltpans in Andalucía with Salarte

Cadiz, Andalucía Spain

Current Project

Scholarship Fund with Kuska School

Ollantaytambo, Peru

Current Project

Replanting Trees in the Dolomites with WOWNature

Dolomites, Italy

Current Project

Fostering Freedom Through Mobility with #BIKEYGEES e.V.

Berlin, Germany

Current Project

Wolverine Research in the Columbia Mountains

British Columbia

Past Project

Commissioning New Instruments for Musika Etxea

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Past Project

Empowering Female Education with Education For All

Imlil Valley, Morocco

Past Project

Preserving the Angkor Park with World Monuments Fund

Cambodia

Current Project

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

South America

Past Project

Rice Production with Ozuchi Village

Ozuchi, Japan

How Your Trip Makes a Difference

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

Each booking contributes $20 to the fund which is then matched by B&R. Every traveller booked means a total of $40 is allocated to projects around the world to 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. For every flight balanced, B&R will donate $10 to the Wild Aligned, Forests without Frontiers project in Romania, connecting remnants of the great Carpathian forests.