Good nutrition throughout the season has been identified as a key factor for the health of honey bees. In addition to their needs regarding specific foraging plants, many wild bee species depend on suitable habitat and nesting structures.
Bayer’s Feed A Bee activities aim to expand pollinator habitat in order to meet the nutritional and reproductive needs of a diverse mix of pollinator species and to contribute to enhancing pollinator biodiversity. The Feed A Bee program was launched in the USA in 2015, with the provision of seed packs to members of the public and organizations to promote the need for foraging habitat. In 2017, Bayer announced the Feed A Bee 50-state forage initiative, with the goal of distributing 500,000 US dollars for projects focusing on establishing or restoring pollinator forage in every US state by the end of 2018.
For more on what has already been done see our news:
Feed an Bee: Planting more than 2 bilion flowers for bees