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David Sparks Ph.d Bayer Bee Contest
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Line on Agriculture
Date: May 21, 2018

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Several years ago I was at an ag tradeshow in Phoenix and met with some people from the Bayer Chemical Company. One representative in particular was very much on top of bee health and had great concerns about colony collapse disorder. Now I see that Bayer is giving awards to young beekeepers. The Young Beekeeper Award recognizes youth who are working in their community supporting honey bee focused initiatives. Becky Langer, (who parenthetically I think was the representative that I met with several years ago) is Project Manager for Bayer’s North America Bee Care Program, explains who can apply for the award.First prize will receive $3,000, with prizes for second and third place winners, as well. Langer says protecting bee’s is a priority for Bayer, along with developing the next generation of beekeepers. Jake Residorf won the award last year. He says his project focuses on educating others about bee health. Learn more about the award and submit applications before May 31, 2018 by visiting the Bayer bee health website, www.beehealth.bayer.us.

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