Pollinators 101

Whether you’re looking to become a beekeeper or just navigate the basics of pollinator health, the Bayer Bee Care Program is dedicated to providing resources, such as guides and fact sheets, to help you stay educated and involved in all things pollinator health.

Bee Facts

Bee Facts

Bee Facts

Bees are fascinating little creatures! With over 20,000 bee species worldwide, the one people are probably most familiar is the honey bee. Honey bees are among the few types of social bees. They live in colonies and construct vertical wax combs with individual hexagonal cells for storing honey, pollen and developing bees.

Becoming a Beekeeper

Becoming a Beekeeper

Becoming a Beekeeper

Are you interested in beekeeping? Use the guide below to help you get started on your bee-utiful journey.

Butterflies and Bats and Birds, Oh My!

Close Up of a Monarch Butterfly

Butterflies and Bats and Birds, Oh My!

You know that bees are important to the food supply, but did you know there are other critters, like butterflies, bats and birds that also aide pollination?

All About the Urban Beekeeping Trend

Urban beekeepers at MacEwan University in Alberta, Canada tending to rooftop hives

All About the Urban Beekeeping Trend

From Detroit to D.C. to Atlanta, find out what’s happening in urban beekeeping across the country.

Forage

Bee Foraging

Forage

Most experts agree the top two stressors affecting honey bees are enemy #1, the Varroa mite, and lack of adequate nutrition and forage. Due to a variety of factors, pollinator forage areas in the U.S. are shrinking, and the habitat that does exist often doesn’t have the diversity pollinators need to thrive.

Have Fun and Bee Safe!

Bee on yellow flower

Have Fun and Bee Safe!

Bee swarms are all around, but don’t let your fear of bees hold you back from having fun outdoors. Stung by a bee? Don’t worry –  here’s what you can do!

What to Do if You See a Swarm

honey bee swarm

What to Do if You See a Swarm

Swarming behavior in honey bee colonies increase between spring and early summer. Are you prepared for what to do if you encounter a swarm this year?