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David Sparks Ph.d Feed a Bee
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Line on Agriculture
Date: August 03, 2017

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Bayer Crop Science has partnered with many other organizations in what is called Feed a Bee. Listen to a cute little ditty associated with the program. In 2015, we planted over 65 million flowers. That's right, last year over 250,000 people joined together to help feed a bee – planting their own gardens, ordering ‘Feed a Bee’ wildflower seeds, and participating in partner activities across the country. Bees need diverse food just like we do. They eat nectar and pollen from flowers – and one of the biggest challenges facing bees today is finding enough food. The good news is, you can help them! By planting pollinator attractant plants and gardens around the country, everyone can help feed the bees.We want to keep the momentum going. Honey bees play an important role in pollinating many of our fruits, nuts and vegetables which help contribute to a healthy diet. Since bees are so important to agriculture, we all need to do our part to help them thrive. Everyone can work together to create forage areas! But…Bees need diverse food just like we do. They eat nectar and pollen from flowers – and one of the biggest challenges facing bees today is finding enough food. The good news is, you can help them! By planting pollinator attractant plants and gardens around the country, everyone can help feed the bees. Jim Blome, president and CEO of Bayer CropScience LP North America said: “Reduced bee habitat has decreased food options for bees at a time when agriculture and apiculture must work together to feed more people than ever,”. “The Feed a Bee initiative provides opportunities for everyone to be a part of creating more forage for these amazing creatures.” Go to Feedabee.com

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