European Bee Award


The European Bee Award is a prize granted with the aim of encouraging the protection of pollinators and biodiversity in the farmed environment. The award aims to promote the implementation of beneficial practices by landowners, land managers and rural entrepreneurs in their territories.


The prize is granted by the European Landowners’ Organization together with CEMA, the European Agricultural Machinery Association. The European Bee Award seeks to promote a work in common of the various actors that can make a significant contribution for the protection of pollinators. The Bee Award counts with an independent Jury made by high-level European experts on the field of bees and biodiversity, representatives from the European Commission and the Joint Research Centre, the European Parliament, NGOs, Land managers and Industry.

Who can participate?

The European Bee Award will be awarded to a European land manager who possibly together with a partner organisation has developed and implemented a novel practice that helps to reduce the impact of farming operations on honeybees and other pollinators. The type of interventions that might be considered include managing part of the farm in ways that benefit pollinators, improving the availability of flowers and other resources that pollinators require, changes within the agronomic practices and the use of farm equipment that are pollinator friendly. The independent jury will take a broad view of possible interventions and welcomes novel and innovative ideas. It will consider practices that measurably improve pollinator wellbeing on all farm types and that benefit not only managed honeybee populations but also wild bees and other pollinators.

How to participate

Once the call for applications launched, you can download the application form at an send it by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to

European Bee Award Applications

European Landowners Organization

Rue de Trèves, 67 – BE – 1040 Brussels

What’s next?

Building on the successful first edition of the European Bee Award, a second edition will be launched in 2015. 

Keep up to date for the call for applications via

We are looking forward to receiving applications.

For more information

For additional information, visit

or contact the award coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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