It's National Pollinators Week, and one of the Neodehsa students has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon Beekeeper by the company Bayer. The student is 12-year-old Tucker Leck, a top applicant for Bayer's Young Beekeeper Award for his excellence in beekeeping activities with his 4-H club, as well as for his beekeeping presentations to area kindergarten classes and after school programs.
Each member of the 2019 class will receive $1,000 and a plaque commemorating their new status as Blue Ribbon Beekeeper. Bayer, besides having a pharmaceutical division, is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture.
In December, Bayer's Feed a Bee program reached its goal of awarding grants to support diverse forage for honey bees and other pollinators in all 50 states. Bayer's new round of grants has awarded more than $700,000 for pollinator-focused planting projects to organizations across the country.
(Photo courtesy of Bayer)