Bee the Change: What You Need to Know About Bees
August 14, 2020
All the Buzz About Bees and How We Need Them
About a third of all the foods we consume—from honey to veggies, to fruits and nuts—rely to some extent on bees and other pollinators. But we need to make sure we protect them and their habitat. Bees feed us, so it’s only fair that we return the favor.
Bayer Crop Science has various initiatives that are helping ensure our pollinators continue to thrive. Blue Ribbon Beekeepers is an awards program recognizing the next generation of beekeepers and pollinator advocates (12-18 years old) and their efforts to give back to their communities.
The award honors young leaders who have created unique projects on their own or with their local communities to promote and protect pollinator health for years to come.
- Applications are being accepted now through Aug. 21, 2020!
- Winners will receive a grant, which can be applied toward continuing their beekeeping efforts or a college scholarship.
Feed a Bee, a major initiative to increase forage—the plants and flowers that pollinators use for food—has planted over three billion wildflowers since 2015. They want to keep the momentum going, so head to https://www.feedabee.com/ to help feed a bee.
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®) is celebrating Rare Disease Day 2021 with The Balancing Act.
Travis Flores is a 29-year-old cystic fibrosis survivor and a recipient of a very rare third double-lung transplant in May 2020.
The Balancing Act has partnered with the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and WEGO Health to shine a light on rare diseases and the impact they have on patients.