Meli Bees Network gUG is an independent organisation that engages & empowers indigenous peoples and local communities in vulnerable areas lead regeneration in a bottom-up movement for climate justice.

We engage +50 communities, connect them amongst peers and partners & fund community-led projects.

What we do

At Meli, we are driven by a profound commitment to empower indigenous and local communities at the forefront of environmental regeneration. We actively empower them through network building, support for community-led projects, and amplifying community voices. We champion grassroots climate justice, connecting and engaging communities worldwide through the programs:

  • Impact Networks:

Meli Network, Connect and Empower communities leading Impact
Webs of the Earth, A Network Strengthening the Roots of Biodiversity
Bees and Communities, Strengthen Stingless Beekeeping around the world

  • Community-Led Projects:

Pollinating Regeneration, Enable Community-Led Regenerative Projects

  • Contra-Colonial Communication:

Bridging Worldviews, Amplifying Communities’ Voices for Global Impact

Why stingless bees?

We are inspired by Meliponini bees, the native pollinators because:

  • They are local biodiversity
  • Are connected with indigenous wisdom
  • They secure their livelihood
  • …While doing crucial ecosystem services!

Just like the bees, we support activities with positive impact on local biodiversity for land and people to flourish.

Our Projects

We support projects that are led by the communities, support the local biodiversity and have positive impact for land and people. Check some of them:

You can also get involved and support us to develop such projects!


We engage communities in the following biomes:

  • Amazon
  • Cerrado
  • Mata Atlântica
  • Caatinga
  • Pantanal
  • Transition zone Amazon/Cerrado

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Our Connections

The following groups and/or their members are a part of our journey:

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Our Impact

Our projects positively impact (1) local biodiversity, (2) community resilience, (3) citizen science, (4) education and cultural heritage conservation, (5) food sovereignty and (6) economic security.

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Meli Bees Network gUG
Im Grund 26
88416 Ochsenhausen







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IBAN: DE44430609671108044800

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