Bees play a vital role in the daily role of agriculture. During last week’s Commodity Classic, Bayer Crop Science unveiled their We Care for Bee’s Exhibit.
Veldon Sorenson is a beekeeper and works for Bayer. He says the new exhibit highlights the importance of the honeybee. “The almond growers are very aware of how important bees are,” he says. “But if you go to the Midwest where they don’t have the vegetable crops and fruit crops – maybe they aren’t as familiar. What we’d like to do is open that dialogue to show that bees are important regardless of where they are.”
Robyn Kneen is the manager for the North American Bee Care program for Bayer. She tells Brownfield they’ve developed a program to look at some of the challenges affecting bee health. “We’re doing research into things such as solutions for varroa mite, for small hive beetle, and other pests and parasites that are affecting bees,” she says.
This year, Kneen says they are in the process of building the Bee Care Center at Research Triangle Park, NC that will focus on research, education, and training.
Learn more about Bayer’s Bee Care Program HERE