The Bayer Bee Care Center is marking the milestone of the more than10,000 visitors who have passed through its doors in just three years.
The center recognized a group of 75 fourth-graders and their teachers from Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, N.C., as the “honorary visitors” to mark the achievement.
“The Bee Care Center has served as a gathering spot and community outreach arm for pollinator initiatives in the Raleigh area and beyond, and we’re thankful to the many partners and supporters who have joined us to bring this special occasion to fruition,” said Jim Blome, president and CEO of Crop Science, a division of Bayer, who joined the students during the celebration. “We look forward to continuing our work in researching and advocating for solutions supporting bee health.”
To celebrate this success and the center’s third anniversary, students spent the morning learning about pollinators through a hands-on, interactive guided tour and scavenger hunt. Included in the day’s festivities was an observation hive, giving students a true peek into the lives of these fuzzy friends.
In addition to its community outreach arm, the Bee Care Center houses much of the research Bayer conducts on pollinator health. From implementing Smart Hive technology for remote monitoring of hives to developing some of the first miticides available to beekeepers to combat harmful pests, Bayer has spent more than 30 years researching and developing solutions for the problems honey bees face