Meli Bees Network gUG is a non-profit organisation based in Baden-Württemberg, with roots in the most endangered areas of the Amazon. Inspired by the Meliponini bees, aims to create environmentally and economically sustainable activities that allows both land and people to flourish.
We bridge the traditional communities in the Amazon area, researchers and environmentally engaged groups around the globe to deliver thriving cooperation to achieve a large and effective positive impact on the global climate.
Who we are
Meli was started by a new generation of Amazonian leaders who have witnessed first-hand the rapid destruction of our home in the last decades. We see the need to strength the protection and regeneration in our area, acknowledging social and environmental questions.
Ana Rosa de LimaDirector
Cynthia RabeloBees and Education Leader
Patricia Nunes SilvaBees Expert
Gabriel Costa OliveiraScience Team
Thalita BarredoBees Specialist
Sina von der HeydeCommunication
José Luís CostaCampesino Board
Raquel PazQuilombola Board
Jonas GuajajaraIndigenous Board
Reni LourençoCampesino Board
Wandro CruzBeekeeper Board
Gabriella CresciniStrategy and Impact Advisor
Christoph GrüterAcademic Advisor
Christine GouldStrategy Advisor
Marco GarofaloStrategy Advisor
Who is impacted?
We act with traditional communities (indigenous, quilombola and smallholders) in a region know as “arc of deforestation”, some of the most endangered areas of the Brazilian Amazon.
We are here to build an “Arc of Regeneration”!