Bayer to fund projects to increase pollinator forage
Bayer and its partners in a new Feed a Bee steering committee are making available $500,000 over the next two years to fund projects that will increase forage and plantings for honey bees, monarch butterflies and other pollinators in every state in the U.S.
The initiative aims to build on Bayer’s Feed a Bee program, now in its third year, which the company says has rallied more than 900,000 individuals and 117 organizations to plant more than 2 billion wildflowers across the U.S., creating and expanding forage areas for pollinators.
"We convened the (Feed a Bee) steering committee to address an extreme need, now more than ever, to invest in forage and planting initiatives across the country," said Becky Langer, project manager, North American Bee Health, for Bayer’s Crop Science division. "Today's announcement represents a collaborative effort of some of the leading bee health stakeholders who are making it our mission to support the expansion of these programs and make sure organizations in every state in the U.S. have the opportunity to bring their pollinator initiatives to life."
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