Bayer CropScience’s Second Annual Bee Care Tour Buzzed into Indiana

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Bayer CropScience continued
its second annual Bee Care Tour, a mobile tour designed to emphasize the
important role bees play, by making its sixth stop at Purdue University in West
Lafayette. The Tour aims to facilitate education and collaboration among
growers, beekeepers, researchers, master gardeners and government officials to
promote best stewardship practices in bee health.

Highlights from the stop included:

— A panel discussion featuring Dr. Greg Hunt, an esteemed entomology
professor at Purdue University and author of The Purdue Bee Hive. Dr.
Hunt was joined by Karen Scanlon, executive director of the Conservation
Technology Information Center; Steve McNair, director of development at
Salem4youth; and Dave Shenefield, owner of Clover Blossom Honey,
Indiana’s largest beekeeping, pollination and honey production
— A featured presentation from Mark O’Rourke, Bayer CropScience SeedGrowth
technical service representative, on how honey bees and crop protection
can coexist to create a sustainable agriculture.
— A Bee Care Tour exhibit that featured a listening station on the impact
Varroa mites have on honey bees, video on Bayer’s Bee Care Program and
interactive quizzes and games on keeping bees healthy. The exhibit also
included a honey tasting bar with several different flavors of honey;
including samples provided by Clover Blossom Honey located in La
Fontaine, Ind.
— A pollinator-inspired breakfast and lunch, including a fresh cucumber,
onion and tomato medley in sweet vinaigrette and honey glazed chicken
tenders with honey mustard sauce.
Purdue University is the Bee Care Tour’s final stop before heading to
Washington, D.C. for National Pollinator Week June 16-23. We’ve already stopped
at Washington State University; the University of California, Davis; Oregon
State University; Commodity Classic convention and tradeshow; and South Dakota
State University.

For more than 25 years, Bayer has been committed to honey bee health, and
continues to provide information on the vital role honey bees play in
sustainable agriculture.

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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health
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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
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