The Clayton Bee Care Center is yet another example of Bayer's commitment to bee health. The first Bayer Bee Care Center opened in 2012 at the company’s global headquarters in Monheim, Germany. Bayer broke ground on its North American Bee Care Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C. in May of this year and it is expected to be complete by spring 2014. Each facility serves to support scientific research and help educate stakeholders and the general public about the importance of honey bees to agriculture. These facilities also bring together significant technological, scientific and academic resources to protect and improve honey bee health and sustainable agriculture.
“Apiculture (the study of bees) is an integral part of agriculture that must continue to grow to meet the needs of an increasing global population,” said Jim Blome president and CEO of Bayer CropScience LP. “Through the work of the world’s brightest agricultural scientists, we can help bees continue their vital impact on crops around the world for years to come.”
The Clayton Bee Care Center is part of Bayer CropScience’s Clayton Development and Training Center, a unique facility dedicated to supporting product development testing and training for the Bayer Advanced™ line of consumer products, as well as the company’s professional pest control and turf management products. The Clayton site includes laboratory and office facilities, a greenhouse, development plots and a 9-hole golf course.
For additional information and background on other Bee Health initiatives please visit http://www.bayercropscience.us/our-
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