Buzzing for the Bees: National Pollinator Week and Beyond

Here at the Bayer Bee Care Center, we’re particularly fond of bees and other pollinators – so much so that we’ve set out on a mission to distribute seeds across the nation and plant forage in all 50 states by the end of next year!

Naturally, National #PollinatorWeek in June is one of our favorite holidays. Check out some of the ways we celebrated this year below, including how you can continue the festivities all year long:

Lifetime's "Bee the Change"

We told you in June that Feed a Bee would be making its national television debut with Lifetime’s “The Balancing Act: Bee the Change” segment, a morning show helping viewers become part of the solution to common issues facing our world. Well, we’re buzzing with excitement because the feature aired across the country on the first weekday of National Pollinator Week, and it couldn’t have come at a more exciting time for the Bayer Bee Care Program! From opportunities to join in our quest to establish forage across the nation by submitting a forage planting proposal, to our celebration of the Bee Care Center’s 10,000th visitor, to information on how the research we’re conducting can help address major bee health concerns such as the Varroa mite, there’s something for everyone looking to help pollinators.

Did you miss it? No problem – it’s preserved in posterity on The Balacing Act website. Watch here!

Bee the Change Balancing Act
Bee the Change Beekeepers


Bee Health Webinar Series

Bayer’s Bee Care Program teamed up with Bee Culture and Project Apis m. to bring the latest research from Healthy Hives 2020 to the forefront of your lunch hour with noontime webinars. For three days during the national commemoration of pollinators, we featured innovative findings from some of the industry’s leading bee health experts on a wide range of topics. Did you miss out on the live broadcasts? No need to worry – the recorded webinars are available for around-the-clock streaming. Click the link for more information on the incredible topics keeping these researchers buzzzzy:

Stephen Martin"Tracking the Changing Deformed Wing Virus" - Stephen Martin, Ph.D., Professor, School of Environment & Life Sciences, University of Salford, Manchester, UK

Mike SmithJulie Shapiro"The Keys to Colony Success" - Julie Shapiro, Coalition Facilitator, Keystone Policy Center, Keystone, CO, and Mike Smith, Project Director, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), West Lafayette, IN

"Smarter Hives, Healthier Bees" - Joseph Cazier, Ph.D. and Ed Hassler, Ph.D. of the Center for Analytics Research and Education, Appalachian State University, and James Wilkes, Ph.D., Computer Science Department, Appalachian State University, and Founder,

Joseph Cazier
Ed Hassler
James Wilkes

The official National Pollinator Week may have passed, but as you can see, there are endless opportunities to honor our favorite insects year-round. Tweet us some of the ways you’re promoting pollinator health – perhaps by planting seeds to #FeedaBee?