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European Bee Award



The European Bee Award was launched in 2014 by the European Landowners’ Organization ( and the European Agricultural Machinery Association ( with the aim of celebrating novel innovations that benefit bees, pollinators and biodiversity more generally.

Who can participate? The European Bee Award rewards farmers, landowners, research institutes, academia and private and public organisations who develop outstanding and innovative project to protect bees and other pollinators in the farmed environment.

In 2016 the European Bee Award will reward projects with two main focuses “Land management practices” and “Application of innovative technological solutions”, each with a prize of 4,000 €.  The award also comes with a diploma of recognition and the winning project will be promoted through ELO and CEMA communication channels:

Category 1: Land management practices to protect and enhance pollinators in the farmed environment

The prize will reward developments in farming practices that help create the right living conditions for bees and other pollinators, encouraging their presence in cropped areas while enriching biodiversity in the farmed environment.

Category 2: Application of innovative technological solutions to reduce farming operations’ impact on pollinators

A special focus will be placed this year on projects that new technologies and new applications of technologies to allow bees and other pollinators to be better protected from the impact of farming operations (for example, application of crop protection products or during harvesting).

An independent jury chaired by Professor Godfray (University of Oxford) and including international experts, members of the European Institutions and NGOs will be in charge of assessing which practices and innovative ideas in agriculture most contribute to the maintenance of good pollinator communities in Europe’s farmed landscape. 




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