Syngenta Canada and 4-H Canada have announced the wrap-up of the fifth year of the “Proud to Bee a 4-H’er” initiative, which saw Syngenta Canada helping to educate Canadian youth on the importance of pollinators by distributing bee-friendly seed packets to 4-H clubs across the country.

Through the Proud to Bee a 4-H’er initiative, 4-H members create bee-friendly habitats and learn about the critical role bees play in agriculture and nature. This year, Syngenta distributed approximately 15,000 seed packets to 135 clubs, and has distributed over 140,000 pollinator-friendly seed packs since the beginning of the program.

“This partnership with 4-H Canada continues to promote the importance of pollinators and actively helps to create healthy pollinator habitats,” says Paul Hoekstra, stewardship and policy manager with Syngenta Canada. “We continue to be amazed by the high level of interest and engagement that 4-H clubs across the country bring to this initiative.”

Proud to Bee a 4-H’er is a part of Syngenta’s “Operation Pollinator” program, which focuses on conducting research and building partnerships to promote the health and well-being of bees and other pollinators.

CAAR members have a reputation for their commitment and innovation when it comes to environmental stewardship and sustainability. We applaud Syngenta Canada for their leadership in protecting pollinators and building interest in pollinators among young Canadians.

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