Pollinators: Our Holiday Helpers

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
By: Jeff Donald, Crop Science, a Division of Bayer, External Communications
Honey bee pollinator in santa hat

Happy holidays from all of us here at Bayer!

Honey bees and other insects play an important role in pollinating many of our fruits, nuts, and vegetables all year round.  What you might not know is that they also pollinate a lot of our favorite holiday dishes! Honey bees and other insects pollinate foods like cranberries, pumpkins, cherries, squash, apples and more.

So as we are decking the halls, hanging up lights, and enjoying delicious meals with family and friends, we should remember to thank the bees and other pollinators for the food on our table. They help make our holidays colorful and delicious!

And you can help feed the bees in return.  Just like us, honey bees and other pollinators need to eat.  You can help by planting pollinator friendly flowers such as lavender, rosemary and sage in your garden.  For more information on pollinator friendly plants – check out the Pollinator Partnership’s Bee Smart Guide, which will tell you which plants are best for your region.  You can also visit our Bee Health website to learn more about these amazing insects.

Download the Full Pollinator Holiday Helpers PDF (pictured below)

Holiday dinner dishes rely on bee pollinators


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