2018 Bayer Bee Care Young Beekeeper Award

Bayer celebrates pollinator enthusiasts and beekeepers who share the benefits of bees with their community.

Applications for the 2018 Young Beekeeper Award are now closed. The call for applications is announced each spring. In the meantime, read more about past winners and their BEE-autiful efforts to protect pollinators here.


Jake Young Beekeeper Judge
Jake Reisdorf

First Recipient of the Bayer Bee Care Young Beekeeper Award

Entrepreneur and founder of Carmel Honey Company, Jake manages more than 100 hives in his California community. As a high school student, he leads the community by example and seeks to share his knowledge of pollinators with the next generation.
Kim Young Beekeeper Judge
Kim Flottum

Editor in Chief for Bee Culture Magazine

With nearly 20 years of experience at Bee Culture magazine, Kim has received a degree in horticulture from UW Madison and spent four years studying pollination and ecology with the USDA Honey Bee Research Lab.

Becky Langer-Curry
Becky Langer-Curry

Project Manager, Bayer North American Bee Care Program

Becky, who joined Bayer in 2010 as North American biosafety site manager, ensures the success of the North American Bee Project Team and directs and manages Bee Care strategy and activities.