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Commitment to Bees

Partnerships and collaboration help ensure the health of bees and other pollinators are at the forefront of our efforts to enhance biodiversity around the world.

Syngenta is dedicated to protecting pollinators and is involved with a number of initiatives locally and globally to support bee health. Through The Good Growth Plan, a global initiative from Syngenta, the company has committed to enhance biodiversity on more than 12 million acres of farmland worldwide by 2020. We are also working with beekeepers, government and regulatory authorities, nonprofit organizations and other interested parties on activities to improve bee health.

Meanwhile, Syngenta is collaborating on many biodiversity and pollinator forage improvement programs in the U.S. These groups include: Conservation Technology Information Center, Delta F.A.R.M., Project Apis m., Honey Bee and Monarch Butterfly Partnership, Monarch Collaborative, Honey Bee Health Coalition, Trees Forever, Pheasants Forever, North Carolina Botanical Garden and leading universities.

These efforts support the 2015 National Pollinator Health Strategy, which focuses on increasing pollinator populations and improving pollinator habitats.

Syngenta Pollinator Research

Syngenta is researching a range of solutions to combat diseases affecting bees, including new biological and chemical control agents to fight parasitic mites such as the Varroa mite and the gut parasite Nosema ceranae, which are found in a large majority of beehives and are an important part of the discussion about bee health. We are confident that solutions can be developed and are working to be a part of those solutions.