They fly. They buzz. They’re colorful…sometimes! And they help us produce many of the great foods we like to eat like blueberries, almonds and apples.
Most pollinators are animals we see every day – hummingbirds, bats, flies, beetles, wasps, ants, butterflies, moths and bees. And these vital animals provide a service to every person on the planet in some way. They have a critical role in ensuring crops thrive and bring more beauty to flower gardens.
Pollinator Week offers the opportunity to learn about a fascinating and fundamental class of animals – pollinators.
Not only do we see pollinators every day, but we also benefit from their pollination.
- Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat.
- The U.S. pollination by honey bees and other insects produces nearly $20 billion worth of products annually.
- Foods and beverages produced with the help of pollinators include blueberries, chocolate, coffee, melons, peaches, pumpkins, vanilla, almonds and honey.
Bees are primary pollinators, and through the work Bayer does with bees, we hope to do our part to continue protecting them.
We invite you to help as well! Through the Pollinator Pledge you can request a free packet of pollinating seeds to create a pollinator garden, providing them with nectar, pollen and homes! And for every packet requested, Bayer will donate $1 to the non-profit Pollinator Partnership.
Pollinator Week is an opportunity for everyone to join the buzz by taking part in the life cycle of flowering plants, and we hope you join Bayer celebrating that cause.
Follow Bayer and learn more about its commitment to bee health on Twitter at @Bayer4CropsUS.
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Happy Pollinator Week!
Support pollinator’s by participating in the Pollinator Pledge in honor of National Pollinator Week by planting a pollinator garden at your home or in the community. You aren’t alone because will help you get started. Fill out the form below and Bayer will send you a packet of wildflower seeds selected to appeal to pollinators. For each person who requests a packet, Bayer will donate $1 to the nonprofit Pollinator Partnership. And once you’ve received your seed packet, check back here for a tip sheet on the steps you should take to plant a beautiful pollinator garden.
You can also pay it forward. Don’t keep your free packet of seeds a secret! Let others know how they can join in the effort, too. Visit us on Twitter at @Bayer4CropsUS and share your story with us.
With the support you show through planting your own garden and sharing it with others, it will lead to increased awareness for the Pollinator Partnership, which will help the organization continue its work to protect the health of managed and native pollinating animals. The organization also helps support National Pollinator Week, which was established five years ago by the U.S. Senate with a purpose of addressing the issue of declining pollinator populations.