Supporting Honeybee Health in Celebration of National Honey Month
We are blessed to be a blessing to others, and we would be nowhere if not for our friends the honeybees. So of course, one of our top areas of giving is our Long Live the Bees program. For National Honey Month this year, we’re proud to be contributors to 3 programs, and we’re excited to share the good works they’re doing across the country for our buzzy buddies, as well as the impact their research has on pollination and the honey we all love so much.
The Department of Entomology, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell, has many programs that support the research of honeybee health under its Pollinator Network. The Pollinator Network is a multidisciplinary group of researchers, extension personnel, and students that collectively work to understand wild and managed pollinators across the world. The Pollinator Network is a leader in bee research and prioritizes working closely with U.S. beekeepers to address real-world problems.
University of California, Davis
The UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center is at the forefront of investigating nature’s finest sweet. Work supported by the Center includes research on both honey quality and honeybees. The Center also conducts a series of outreach programs to educate others about honey and bees.
University of Texas, Dallas
UT Dallas’s sustainability efforts have become one of the best in the country for universities. Eight acres on campus is a no-mow zone that encourages the growth of native prairie grasses and plants. Throughout campus, they have planted pollinator-friendly species. The flora provides breeding grounds and food sources for native pollinators, supporting their crucial role in maintaining flowering and food-producing plants. Around campus, the bees gather nectar from plants, such as Indian blanket, Queen Anne’s lace, canola, horse mint, aster and goldenrod.
We’re grateful for these university programs which do so much to ensure the health of honeybees and our entire ecosystem.