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Bayer CropScience Bee Care Tour Stops in Illinois

URBANA, Ill. (PRWEB) March 25, 2013

In an effort to foster education and collaboration between growers and beekeepers, the Bayer Bee Care Program will travel to the University of Illinois on March 25 as it continues its Bee Care Tour throughout the Midwest. Held in the University of Illinois’s Research Park in Champaign, Ill. at the I Hotel, the event will bring together leading researchers and beekeepers to promote science-based solutions aimed at improving honey bee health. The event will be co-sponsored by the Illinois Natural History Survey and will feature guest speaker Dr. Lee Solter, insect pathologist at the Illinois Natural History Survey.

“The University of Illinois is excited to host and contribute to Bayer’s Bee Care Tour,” said Dr. Solter. “The Tour and its efforts to promote collaboration and honey bee health is essential to advancing sustainable solutions for honey bees in Illinois.”

The Tour will bring a specially-wrapped vehicle along with an interactive exhibit to provide stewardship workshops and expert presentations on issues impacting honey bee health to the Illinois community. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to become a champion for bee health, a Bayer initiative encouraging stakeholders to make pollinator health and stewardship a priority when planting.

Specifically the Tour:

  •     Provides information on the vital role honey bees play in sustainable agriculture and our food supply;
  •     Raises awareness of the health challenges currently impacting honey bee populations;
  •     Fosters collaboration among growers, beekeepers and other stakeholders to promote bee health.

The Bee Care Tour will travel to university agriculture schools and farm communities across Corn Belt states over the next two months. Additional Tour stops have included Commodity Classic in Orlando and The Ohio State University in Wooster. The next steps include the University of Iowa in Ames, The University of Nebraska in Lincoln and University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

The Tour is part of Bayer’s overall Bee Care Program and commitment to honey bee health. The Program, which includes initiatives such as Bayer’s global Bee Care Centers and honey bee research, brings Bayer’s extensive experience and knowledge in honey bee health under one platform. A Bee Care Center is currently under construction at the North American Bayer CropScience Headquarters at Research Triangle Park, N.C. which will aid the advancement of honey bee research by providng a state-of-the-art research and meeting facility. Additionally, the Program includes Bayer’s Bee Ambassador campaign, a field staff training initiative dedicated to cultivating dialogue and awareness around topics related to honey bee management and health.

"Bayer recognizes the important role of bees in our backyards, our communities, our crop fields and our world,” said Robyn Kneen, Bayer CropScience North America Bee Health project manager. “Through the Tour, we hope to help increase the public’s awareness of the critical need for pollinators to help maintain the world’s food supply.”

Bayer is committed to environmental stewardship and sustainable agricultural practices, including the protection of beneficial insects such as honey bees. For additional information and background on other sustainability initiatives please visit


About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. This year the company is celebrating 150 years of Bayer – consistent with its mission “Bayer: Science For A Better Life”. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 8,383 million (2012) and is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 20,800 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:

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