Students in Memphis Get Hands-on with Feed a Bee and Bee Health

Last month, as part of the program’s ongoing efforts to promote bee health and pollinator education, the Feed a Bee initiative made a special stop in Memphis, Tennessee, to visit local students at the Carpenter Art Garden Center to teach them about the importance of pollinator health.

Students who participated in this workshop explored the biology and behavior of honey bees and learned about their vital role in the food supply.

A Day in the Garden

Feed a Bee Carpenter Art Garden Memphis 4-H donation

The day kicked off with a $5,000 donation to the Carpenter Art Garden to establish additional pollinator-attractant forage in the fall. Bayer also donated essential beekeeping tools and equipment to help a local 4-H group establish and install its own bee hives later this year.

The day’s festivities were comprised of several educational and interactive activities in which members of the Bayer Bee Care team worked with the students to conduct hands-on activities focused on pollinator health.

Activities included decorating hive boxes, donated by Bayer, that were auctioned off later that week at the Agricenter International Feast on the Farm silent auction. The students each got to decorate flower pots and received pollinator-attractant wildflower seed packets to establish their own mini-pollinator gardens at home.

The day was full of surprises and fun – but don’t take our word for it! Check out the Bayer Connect blog for more takeaways from the day! Also, stay tuned as we’ll be checking back in with Carpenter Art Garden later this fall to see how the pollinator garden and hives are doing!

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Festivities from the Carpenter Art Garden in Memphis, TN.

What’s the Point?

The 4-H donation and activity in Memphis took place as part of Bayer’s larger presence and sponsorship for the Feast on the Farm event that week. As a 2016 Feed a Bee partner, Agricenter is committed to dedicating a plot to plant forage for honey bees in their area. This event was an opportunity to bring both Feed a Bee and Agricenter together to give back to the local community.

For more information on Feed a Bee, visit FeedABee.com or to have Bayer plant on your “bee-half,” Tweet a Bee 🐝 to #FeedABee!