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About us

Terre d’Abeilles is a French NGO, founded in 2002, for the thrive and survival of honey bees and other pollinators.

Find here a summary of our 20 years of actions


The alarming decline of pollinators

Toxic pesticides kill pollinators. Their decline is very alarming all over the world. In Europe, 80% of flying insects have passed away in the last 30 years.

Acting against pesticides and genetically modified organisms in the environment

Terre d’Abeilles is the NGO fighting for the thrive of honey bees and other pollinators survival. We are acting against pesticides and genetically modified plants and other destructive practices.

We are the whistle blowers against the authorized usage of toxic pesticides poisoning pollinators and destroying animal and human health.
We advocate for agroecological and organic practices.

Independent scientific collaboration

Terre d’Abeilles collaborates with independent scientists, bee and ecotoxicology specialists. Their work is used for the drafting of our dossiers and the implementation of our actions of general interest.

Engaging French and European policy makers

Terre d’Abeilles offers concrete proposals and initiatives to French and European government bodies to stop the destruction of pollinators.

Engaging the general public and younger generations

We actively provide information for the benefit of public awareness, visit our website www.sauvonslesabeilles.com We develop pedagogic tools for children and other public.

La Maison des Abeilles

The head office of Terre d’Abeilles is « La Maison des Abeilles » 2bis La Vallée F-36000 Ingrandes. In Parc naturel régional de la Brenne, La Maison des Abeilles is our educational site: a beekeeping and honeybee pedagogical center with a permanent exhibition, where public is welcome (free entrance). Events are organized throughout the year.


Save the bees to make sustainable food chain and biodiversity

Pollination is necessary to flowering plants to produce vegetables, fruit, seeds… Bees move pollen from one plant to another; they provide necessary pollination for wild flowering plants and farmed crops.
80% of cultivated or wild botanical species depend on the bees to be pollinated.
Honey bees are pollinators of countless crops around the world and 85% in Europe.
Out of 100 botanical species in the world, supplying 90% of food resources, 70% depend on the bees.
(United Nations Environment Programme 2011 report).

Save the bees to respect future generations

The agroecological practices are the only solution to preserve the essential pollinators, biodiversity and food production.
Terre d’Abeilles defends agroecological practices and small-scale and peasant agriculture that put into effect food sovereignty and contribute to the protection of ecosystem and the sustainable use and protection of water also. The agroecological practices are the best solution to preserve health and the environment.

Bees have pollinated the Earth and promoted the development of flowering plants since an immemorial time. It's simply not possible to live without them as they provide an essential service to ecosystem.