Sustainable farming requires healthy bees. For this reason the Bee Care Team was once again represented at the Farm Progress show that took place in Illinois from 1st to 3rd September, 2015.
Interested visitors could learn more about possibilities for a sustainable agricultural future. It was also an important event for Bayer’s North American Bee Care Team to spread the word on honey bee health.
"We look forward to Farm Progress every year because we have the opportunity to educate customers and their families about the importance of pollinators and Bayer's commitment to bee health. This year, we featured Feed a Bee in the pollinator gardens at the show's main entrance,” summarizes Dr. Becky Langer, director of the Bayer Bee Care Program in North America.
The most important issue for Bayer’s experts was to discuss the problems regarding the nutrition of bees: A lack of diverse food sources in some areas weakens honey bee colonies as well as wild bees and makes them more prone to diseases. “Fun giveaways like pinwheels, coloring sheets and seed packets helped spread the word about the role everyone can play in improving pollinator health by increasing forage,” said Langer. In addition, the lucky mascot called “Vitamin Bee” was a great highlight, especially for younger visitors.
You can find further information on the event here.
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