Nomination period open for Bee Care Community Leadership Award

Honey bees play a critical role in supporting modern agricultural production. | File photo

Bayer Crop Science is seeking nominations for the fourth annual Bee Care Community Leadership Award. 

This year, the award will specifically focus on the collaborations between beekeepers and crop growers who prioritize protecting pollinators. The award is a $6,000 grant to continue supporting community programs protecting pollinators.

Judging the nominations for the award will be Pamela Smith, editor at The Progressive Farmer, Joe Graham, editor at the American Bee Journal and Becky Langer-Curry, program manager for the Bayer Bee Care Center. The criteria the applications will be judged on include a description of the cooperative project submitted, the quality of answers to questions about bee health, and a letter of reference from a community organization specifically a beekeeping or gardening association.

“Honey bees play a critical role in supporting modern agricultural production, the pollination value of which has been estimated as much as $15 billion to American crops,” Langer-Curry said. “By working together, beekeepers and growers have shown how they can promote pollinators in their communities. This effort will highlight such programs and support partnerships that support crops and honey bees in a mutually beneficial manner.”

Past winners set the bar high with their commitment to bee health and community collaborations.

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