National Strategy for Pollinator Health

National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

The Strategy, released by the White House Office of Science and Technology May 19, 2015,  and its accompanying science-based Pollinator Research Action Plan outline needs and priority actions to better understand pollinator losses and improve pollinator health. These actions will be supported by coordination of existing Federal research efforts and accompanied by a request to Congress for additional resources to respond to the pollinator losses that are being experienced. Read the full documents at the links below.

 

National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

Pollinator Research Action Plan

Pollinator-friendly Best Management Practices for Federal lands

Appendices to the National Strategy

Incident reporting inspection guide

Presidential Memorandum Creating the Pollinator Task Force

Colony Collapse Disorder and Honey Bee Health Plan

Attractiveness of Agricultural Crops to Pollinating Bees for the Collection of Nectar and/or Pollen

USDA Honey Bee Forage and Nutrition Summit- Oct. 2014

USDA Varroa Mite Summit- Feb. 2014

EPA’s Proposal to Mitigate Exposure to Bees from Acutely Toxic Pesticide Products

 

Links to stories

White House news release about National Strategy report https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/05/19/announcing-new-steps-promote-pollinator-health

Whats All the Obama Buzz About Bees

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/whats-all-the-obama-buzz-about-bees/2015/05/18/5ebd1580-fd6a-11e4-805c-c3f407e5a9e9_story.html

Catch The Buzz, May 19, 2015

Federal Strategy “Enhances” Pollinator Health

 

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