When a Varroa mite feeds, it takes nourishment away from the developing bee and often vectors diseases that infest a colony.
Bayer has dedicated 25 years to ensuring the protection of bees through its Bee Care Program
. Bayer research began with the development of products to combat the destructive Varroa mite, one of the major stressors on honey bee health. Bayer also develops, funds and supports promising research projects specifically targeted to promote bee health.
The Bayer Bee Care Program works with growers, beekeepers, universities, regulatory agencies and others to promote understanding and the sharing of knowledge about the issues surrounding bee health and bee safety. Current research and an on-going dialogue with key stakeholders are essential in establishing sustainable solutions to enhance bee health.