Young Beekeeper Recognized by Bayer

cindy zimmerman

Bayer recently announced the recipients of the fifth annual Bayer Bee Care Community Leadership Award for dedication to pollinator protection and educating their communities about bee health. This year’s winners are young beekeeper Jake Reisdorf, and Kirk and Heidi Tubbs of Tubbs Berry Farm in partnership with the Twin Falls County Pest Abatement District. Bayer expanded the scope of its …

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Bayer Celebrates National Pollinator Week

kelly marshall

To celebrate National Pollinator Week, Bayer Bee Care has granted funding to 58 projects that will focus on forage planting. Projects in more than 30 states and Washington D.C. and will recieve between $1,000 and $5,000 in hopes of meeting Feed a Bee‘s latest initiative of forage planting in every state by the end of 2018. “It’s thrilling to see …

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National Pollinator Week Webinars Available

Kelly Marshall

Bayer, Bee Culture and Project Apis m. are partnering to host live webinars in honor of National Pollinator Week (June 19–23). Webinars will provide information about research that is having a positive effect on honey been health. They will be held on Monday, June 19, Wednesday, June 21 and Friday, June 23 at 12 p.m. ET. Research for these talks is …

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New Research Proposals from Healthy Hives

Kelly Marshall

Bayer and Project Apis m. have announced the funding of three new research proposals on behalf of honey bee colonies. Financing comes from the Health Hives 2020, an initiative by Bayer North American Bee Care Center that focuses on economic assessment of beekeeping operations, creating best management practices for health, evaluating smart hive technology, and assessing honey bee genetics. The …

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New Seed Mixture Offers Pollinator Benefits

Kelly Marshall

Native bees contribute more than $9 billion to the U.S. economy by pollinating crops while managed hives contribute over $15 billion, so their decline has resulted in a major concern for the agriculture industry.  Grassland Oregon is working to solve that problem with their new Pasture for Pollinators forage seed mixture.  The seed is not only pollinator friendly, proceeds from sales will …

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BASF Issues Monarch Challenge

Kelly Marshall

BASF is partnering with farmers to help save the monarch butterfly. The company has issued the Living Acres Monarch Challenge, offering the first 500 farmers to join the Monarch Challenge the materials needed to plant vital milkweed plant. Since milkweeds are difficult to grow from seedlings, BASF will send participants 18 butterfly milkweed seedlings, a hose, gloves and a guide …

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New Fluency Agent Advanced from Bayer

Kelly Marshall

The Bayer CARE initiative has been encouraging growers to be good stewards of the land, but now Bayer is making that goal more attainable with Fluency Agent Advanced. The CARE acronym stands for: Communicate planting activities to neighboring beekeepers Be Aware of wind speed and direction during your planting Reduce the amount of dust potentially released during planting Ensure seed …

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Haagen-Dazs Brand Helps Bees Thrive

Kelly Marshall

The Häagen-Dazs Brand® is helping to support bee populations by working together with their farmer suppliers. The ice cream brand has planted one of the largest, privately-funded pollinator habitats on a almond farmer’s land in Chowchilla, California. The “Häagen-Dazs Loves Honey Bees” program was originally launched in 2008 and began with research and educational funding. This new six and a half …

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Feed A Bee Offers Grants for Pollinator Forage

Kelly Marshall

Dr. Becky Langer attended last week’s Bayer #Advocay Forum and we caught up with her there to get more details on Bayer’s latest Feed a Bee announcement. To promote their new goal of providing pollinator forge in all 50 states, the Bayer Bee Care program is offering a total of $500,000 for grant projects over the next two years. Proposals …

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Bayer Aims to Support Pollinator Projects in 50 States

Kelly Marshall

The Feed a Bee program has planted more than 2 billion wildflowers with the help of 900,000 individuals and 117 partner organizations in the past three years, but Bayer says it’s not stopping there. The company recently requested proposals to establish pollinator forage in all 50 states by 2018, hoping to build upon their success and move the needle forward. …

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