This year, Bayer is celebrating National Pollinator Week in the USA by launching the Blue Ribbon Beekeepers honor program and announcing further Feed a Bee grants, actively contributing to bee health and pollinator protection.
The Blue Ribbon Beekeepers initiative recognizes the outstanding achievements of young people who are making a positive impact on their communities through beekeeping, pollinator-related research or education. The beekeeping industry needs this next generation.
Bayer’s Feed a Bee national pollinator forage initiative supports actions to address the habitat needs of pollinators across the country via funds and awareness-raising. This week Bayer announces 14 new grantees, bringing the total to nearly 180 grantees over the two-year program. Lack of adequate foraging remains one of the major conservation challenges facing honey bees and other native pollinators.
Feed a Bee and Blue Ribbon Beekeepers are initiatives of the Bayer Bee Care Program, which continues the company's 30-year history of supporting bee health.