University Park, Pa. (PRWEB) August 15, 2013
Bayer CropScience bee health experts will join dozens of the world’s leading pollinator health scientists this week at the second International Conference On Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy at Pennsylvania State University.
Hosted by the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the conference, held today through Aug. 17, will feature an array of discussions on the health challenges of pollinators. Earlier this year, a report publicized by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found honey bee health is impacted by a wide range of factors, including disease, malnutrition, pesticides and especially, the Varroa mite.
“Bayer has long been a proponent of honey bee health, recognizing that apiculture and agriculture are both vital to maintaining the world’s food supply,” said Dick Rogers, apiologist at Bayer CropScience. “This week’s conference at Penn State presents a wonderful opportunity for collaboration and knowledge sharing to find solutions that improve the health of honey bees and other pollinators.”
Bayer‘s experts will present on topics related to the health of honey bees and stewardship best practices, including Bayer’s 25-year commitment to bee health and development of products to control parasitic mites in honey bee hives. Research priorities for the new Bayer Bee Care Center, scheduled to open in 2014 at Bayer’s North American headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C., will also be highlighted.
Bayer will also discuss the development of a
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