As part of Bayer’s Bee Care Program, the Feed a Bee initiative was launched originally in the USA in 2015, to raise awareness of the need for forage and nesting habitat for bees. One of the aims was to support the creation of new pollinator-attractant wildflower areas in all 50 US states.
This milestone has now been reached with ‘Gateway to the Arctic Camp’, in Talkeetna, Alaska which is the 50th recipient of funding. The non-profit camp teaches the significance of serving those in need and the value of hard work, through fun activities which involve sustainability, farming and environmental stewardship elements. This summer, an entire field will be planted with forage for bees and other pollinators so that campers, including those with special needs, can enjoy the vista and discover the connection between bees and the plants they pollinate.
“We’re proud to have awarded more than $650,000 for pollinator-focused planting projects over the last three years and having sponsored educational activities encouraging people to get involved in meeting the need for forage and nesting habitat,” said Dr. Becky Langer, project manager, Bayer North American Bee Care Program.
The Feed A Bee program is the USA is just one of several initiatives, established with partners around the world, where Bayer promotes forage and nesting habitat for bees and other pollinating insects.