Award Recipients

Since 2013, the Bayer Bee Care Program has recognized individuals and partners who have demonstrated dedication to pollinator protection and educating their communities about honey bee health. In 2017, Bayer expanded the program formerly known as the Community Leadership Award to recognize next generation beekeepers (12 – 18 years old) who positively impact pollinator health through school and community outreach and education initiatives. Since then, Bayer has proudly awarded prizes to eight young pollinator advocates for their commitment to pollinator health.

Find out more about our past winners below.

Bee Education

Introducing the 2019 Blue Ribbon Beekeepers

Blue Ribbon Beekeeper

Introducing the 2019 Blue Ribbon Beekeepers

This summer, Bayer celebrated National Pollinator Week by selecting seven Blue Ribbon Beekeepers, honoring the young leaders in pollinator health. 

Announcing the 2018 Young Beekeeper Award Winners

Winner of the 2018 Young Beekeeper Award

Announcing the 2018 Young Beekeeper Award Winners

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

2017 Community Leadership and Young Beekeeper Award Winners

2017 Community Leadership and Young Beekeeper Award Winners

Winners of the Fifth Annual Community Leadership Award and first-ever Young Beekeeper Award winner

2016 Winners Scott Witte and Luke Cella

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2016 Winners Scott Witte and Luke Cella

Winners of the Fourth Annual Community Leadership Award

2015 Winner Paul Vonk

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2015 Winner Paul Vonk

Winner of the Third Annual Community Leadership Award

2014 Winner Herbert Everhart

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2014 Winner Herbert Everhart

Winner of the Second Annual Community Leadership Award

2013 Winner Steve McNair

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2013 Winner Steve McNair

Winner of the First Annual Community Leadership Award