5th Annual Bayer Bee Care Award Seeks Nominations

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The Bayer Bee Care Community Leadership Award recognizes a grower, researcher, golf course superintendents or other stakeholder who is working with a beekeeper to protect pollinators. It also honors a young beekeeper involved in pollinator initiatives in his or her school or community. The winning partners receive $5,000 towards their collaboration and the youth will receive $1,000 for their project. …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Bees, Honeybees

New Research to Help Honey Bees

Kelly Marshall

The National Agricultural Genotyping Center (NAGC) has conducted research and developed a testing panel that will offer beekeepers more effective methods to identify and address disease in bee colonies. “Bee Care” launches next month, thanks in part to the support of the National Corn Growers Association and the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. “American agriculture relies upon healthy pollinators. Recent …

Ag Group, Bees, Honeybees, NCGA, pollinators

Everyone Wins with Pastures For Pollinators

Lizzy Schultz

A new clover seed mixture developed by Grassland Oregon (GO) is a win-win for livestock producers and the environment. Pastures for Pollinators is a seed blend including a variety of flowering annual clovers that could help enhance pollinator habitat nationwide, according to GO co-founder Risa DeMasi. “There are 400 million acres of pasture ground in the U.S., and it happens …

Audio, Conservation, Cover Crops, environment, Honeybees, NAFB, pollinators

USDA Announces Measures for Pollinator Health

Kelly Marshall

What better time than during National Pollinator Week for the USDA to announce two new initiatives to support the President’s National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honeybees and Other Pollinators.  To date the most popular conservation program has resulted in at least 15 million acres of healthy habitat for pollinators.  The USDA is also beginning a new partnership with …

Bees, CRP, Honeybees, USDA

Growers, Beekeepers Work to Take CARE of Bees

Kelly Marshall

Bayer’s CARE Program has been promoting bee health and communication between growers and beekeepers for four years now.  This program was created to educate both groups about the importance of working together, especially during planting season, to protect the vital pollinating work bees do. Feeding, clothing and providing fuel to the world is an important work, and it wouldn’t be …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Bees, Honeybees

ARS Genebank Will Preserve Bee Genetic Diversity

Kelly Marshall

With the nation’s beekeepers continuing to face problems with honeybee loss, the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is creating a national bee gene bank to preserve the genetic diversity of bees.  Of special interest are traits resistant to pests or disease and pollination efficiency.  The new genebank will also be a resource for the ARS and others interested in researching better bee breeds. …

Bees, Genetics, Honeybees, USDA

Are Neonics Dangerous To Bees?

Taylor Truckey

Dana Sargent, Vice President, North American Regulatory Affairs for Bayer, wrote an open letter on the Bayer CropScience blog penning a response to U.S. and Canadian government regulation regarding imidacloprid. Here’s a portion of Sargent’s letter: As a mom and someone responsible for feeding my family, I know the importance of having ready access to safe and nutritious food. As …

Bayer CropScience, Bees, environment, Honeybees, Insecticide

Feed A Bee Plants Over 65M Flowers In 2015

Taylor Truckey

Bayer’s Feed A Bee campaign successfully planted over 65 million flowers in 2015 thanks to the support and contributions of consumers and industry partners. More than 250,000 consumers joined the initiative to feed pollinators as the Feed a Bee website and #FeedABee hashtag went viral. By the end of the year, more than 70 organizations joined the fight pledging thousands …

Bayer CropScience, Bees, environment, Food, Fruit, Honeybees