For bees to thrive, they need access to pollen and nectar sources. Bayer’s Feed a Bee program in the USA, currently in its third year, has rallied more than 900,000 individuals and 117 partner organizations to plant more than 2 billion wildflowers across the USA, creating and expanding forage areas for pollinators.
To further the reach of Feed a Bee and contribute to additional forage development, a newly established Feed a Bee Steering Committee, comprised of more than a dozen Feed a Bee partners, including R.D. Offutt Company, Sweet Virginia Foundation, Project Apis m., amongst others, as well as representatives from the Bayer Bee Care Program, will distribute $500,000 in funding over the next two years to establish additional forage for pollinators in all 50 states by 2018. This by encouraging US organizations, including but not limited to, nonprofits, growers (individual and trade groups), beekeepers (individual and associations), businesses, schools, clubs, gardening groups, government agencies, etc. to submit their proposal for expanding forage areas.
Interested in finding out more about this US initiative and how to take part?