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Monsanto Announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment on Honey Bee Health

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By Jerry Hayes

My goal in life and work is continuous improvement. And, it has happened here since coming to Monsanto with lots of help from like-minded people who have really engaged and seen the vision of what Monsanto can offer to honey bee health.

I’m a firm believer that everything should build on the previous effort. Back in June, we were able to sponsor a first-of-its-kind Honey Bee Health Summit, hosted by Project Apis m. (PAm) and Monsanto’s Honey Bee Advisory Council. The leaders in the world of honey bee health were here and shared how we could help them reenergize this industry. The presentations are available at the site. After most meetings, workshops and conferences, everybody leaves with optimism and excitement and then nothing happens. Well, after this meeting, building to the next goal was to get honey bees positioned in front of global leaders that create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. One of the only places where you can do that and stand in front of the world is at the Clinton Global Initiative. We did it.

For more information on this announcement. please visit Monsanto.com.

3 Responses to "Monsanto Announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment on Honey Bee Health"

  1. I am a small bee keeper…I think that one of the key causes of fewer bees is that the demand has increased so much. This means that the commercial bee keepers are over using their hives, which cause poor/ unclean hives and this demand level promotes the image of fewer bees.
    More hives can be developed, but not over night, and commercial hive/bees need more down time to maintain healthy hives.

  2. I’m glad that Monsanto is getting involved. I’ve long thought that some of the problem could be the increased use of some Monsanto herbicides as a result of creating crops that were immune to it. I’ve heard that some GM crops get drenched in Roundup to kill any weeds not immune to it, and I fear that we all end up consuming a lot of herbicide residue (humans, animals and bees).


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