Bayer CropScience Gives $100,000 to Project Apis m.

Jamie Johansen

Every year, more than 1.7 million honey bee colonies are brought to California’s Central Valley to pollinate the vast expanses of almond orchards. Many bees arrive in the fall when little is in bloom to escape their native cold temperatures in anticipation of the world’s largest pollination event. Prior to and after the almond orchard’s bloom in late winter and …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Bees

Bayer Seeking Bee Leader Nominations

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience is seeking nominations for its third annual Bee Care Community Leadership Award. The award recognizes beekeepers and others who use their commitment and interest in honey bees for the benefit of their communities. “Honey bees play an important role in supporting our food supply, pollinating as much as a quarter of all plants consumed in the U.S. and …

Bayer, Bees

Bayer CropScience Funds FFA Grants

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience is partnering with the National FFA to inspire interest in agriculture and apiculture professions among America’s youth. The new grant program will help FFA members develop their unique talents and explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers with a focus on finding solutions that will help honey bees thrive. “I have a real passion for the FFA …

Audio, Bayer, Bees, FFA

ASTA CSS Focus on Pollinators

Leah Guffey

There has been an increasing focus on pollinators lately, but the Pollinator Partnership has been working on pollinator health issues for the past 18 years with a diverse set of partners. Partnership executive director Laurie Davies Adams was on a panel focused on keeping pollinators safe during ASTA CSS in Chicago this week providing an update on the organization’s latest …

Ag Groups, ASTA, Audio, Bees, pollinators, Seed

Listening Sessions Planned on Pollinator Strategy

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and USDA are hosting two public listening sessions this month for stakeholders to provide input to assist the Pollinator Health Task Force in development of a federal strategy to protect honey bees and other pollinators. The Task Force is asking for input on the types of activities that could be part of the strategy, including …

Bees, Farming, USDA

Discussing Future Corn & Soybean Issues

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2014 Bayer CropScience Corn & Soybean Future Forum got kicked off today with a discussion that included not only an update on products but issues affecting farmers decisions and bottom line profits. Alan Ayers, Bayer CropScience, seen being interviewed by Cyndi Young, Brownfield Ag News, led much of the discussion this morning. Bees and bee health dominated the early …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Bees

Bayer CropScience Frankfurt Tour

Chuck Zimmerman

The early arriving attendees for the Bayer CropScience 2014 Corn & Soybean Future Forum were treated to a tour of Frankfurt, Germany. The highlight of the tour was a visit to the Goethe House. It was here that Johann Wolfgang Goethe was born on August 28, 1749, and here he spent his childhood and youth. With its period furniture and …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Bees

Pollinator Advocate of the US Award

Jamie Johansen

The Pollinator Advocate Award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to pollinator protection, conservation, and issue outreach resulting in increased awareness of the importance of pollinators and pollination. The 2014 Pollinator Advocate of the United States Award will be given to Julie Zahniser and The American Bee Project of Ft. Pierce, FL. Honey bees require proper nutrition gained through a …

Ag Groups, Bees