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National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators
Posted July 16, 2015
On May 19, 2015, the Secreatary of the Department of Agriculture and the Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on the behalf of the Pollinator Health Task Force, transmitted the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators (Strategy). Developed through a collaborative effort across the Executive Branch, this Strategy outlines a comprehensive approach to tackling and reducing the
impact of multiple stressors on pollinator health, including pests and pathogens, reduced habitat, lack of nutritional resources, and exposure to pesticides.
- National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, Pollinator Health Task Force, May 19, 2 015 (PDF, 746 KB)
- Appendices (PDF, 488 KB)
- Pollinator Research Action Plan, Report of the Pollinator Health Task Force, May 19, 2015 (PDF, 685 KB)
National Pollinator Garden Network Launches Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Posted June 4, 2015
In an unprecedented collaboration, dozens of conservation and gardening organizations joined together today to form the National Pollinator Garden Network and launch a new nationwide campaign, the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. Designed to accelerate growing efforts across America, the Network is launching the Challenge in support of President Barack Obama’s call to action to reverse the decline of pollinating insects, such as honey bees and native bees, as well as monarch butterflies.
Gardening and Landscaping Practices for Nesting Native Bees
Posted June 2, 2015
Urbanization takes its toll on native bees, but many species can persist with a little help from gardeners and landscapers. Like birds, bees have two primary needs in life: Food (for a bee, pollen and nectar) to feed themselves and their offspring, and a suitable place to nest. The Utah State University Extension and Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory has published a fact sheet regarding practices property owners may use to favor nesting native bees.
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