Bee Care Buzz Newsletter – Winter 2017

Almost 100 Strong and Counting: Feed a Bee Forage Grants

bee report

Almost 100 Strong and Counting: Feed a Bee Forage Grants

Even though planting season is coming to a close for many gardeners across the country, Feed a Bee’s initiative to plant pollinator forage across the country by the end of 2018 is still going strong! In the latest round of funding, 22 new organizations working hard to support bees and other pollinators in their communities were selected to receive awards ranging from $1,000 - $5,000.

A Perfect Match: Fish and Wildlife Organizations Join Feed a Bee to Help Pollinators

Fish and Wildlife

A Perfect Match: Fish and Wildlife Organizations Join Feed a Bee to Help Pollinators

Feed a Bee forage grants have reached many organizations across the U.S. Here’s how three Fish and Wildlife organizations are putting them to good use.

Feed a Bee Celebrates National Honey Bee Day from Coast to Coast

Bee flower

Feed a Bee Celebrates National Honey Bee Day from Coast to Coast

In celebration of National Honey Month, here’s a look back at one of our favorite holidays of the year, National Honey Bee Day!

One of my favorite things about this time of year is all of the honey bee holidays that abound. Not only are we full swing in celebrating September as National Honey Month, but last month we had the opportunity to spend a full day devoted to the honey bee with people across the country on a mission to improve the health of our tiny friends.

Apiculture in Transition

Apiculture in Transition

Apiculture in Transition

Every winter, a handful of honey bees across the United States pack their bags in search of warmer weather. Those who opt-out of taking the trip take a cue from the chill in the air and spend the winter huddled in their hives.

Ten Things You Should Know About the 2017 Community Leadership Award Winners

Kirk Tubbs teaching pest controll reps

Ten Things You Should Know About the 2017 Community Leadership Award Winners

Each year, the Bayer Bee Care Program recognizes outstanding beekeepers using their passion for pollinators to make a difference in their communities. In the past, we’ve awarded a teacher using beekeeping to rehabilitate at-risk youth, a veteran teaching fellow American heros how to establish their own hives and market their products, and a partnership using beekeeping on golf courses to alter the role these recreational areas play in conservation and land management.

Preparing for Spring: Dormant Seeding of Wildflowers in the Fall

Dormant Seeding of Wildflowers

Preparing for Spring: Dormant Seeding of Wildflowers in the Fall

As temperatures in the fall drop, many people living in cooler climates within the U.S. employ various methods to prepare for spring plantings ahead of the upcoming winter.

Ongoing Hive Management: Defending Against Varroa

Ongoing Hive Management

Ongoing Hive Management: Defending Against Varroa

The Western honey bee, Apis mellifera, is a highly valued insect, as honey bee colonies not only produce honey but also other useful products, including wax, propolis, pollen and venom. Solving the Varroa problem would make a world of difference to the health of honey bees. Bayer’s Dick Rogers shares some proactive hive management tips.