The Situation

There is no single cause of honey bee health decline.

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  • graph1of global food production relies on pollinators to some degreeof flowering crops are pollinated by honey bees and other insects
  • Arthropod & Disease Pests

    Pests & Disease

  • Lack of Forage & Nutrition

    Poor Nutrition

  • Incidental Pesticide Exposure

    Incidental Pesticide Exposure

  • Lack of Genetic Diversity in Breeding

    Hive Management

HONEY BEE HEALTH
COALITION MISSION

Our mission is to collaboratively implement solutions that will help
to achieve a healthy population of honey bees while also supporting
healthy populations of native and managed pollinators in the context
of productive agricultural systems and thriving ecosystems.

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HOW WE HELP BEES

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Forage and Nutrition

We are looking at ways to improve honey bee nutrition to provide diversity in honey bee forage.
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Hive Management

Hive Management

We are making investments to understand and suppress varroa mite and virus susceptibility and developing best management practices (BMPs) for beekeepers.
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Crop Pest Management

Crop Pest Management

We are developing crop- and product-specific best management practices and messaging.
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Cross Industry Collaboration

Outreach, Education and Communication

We are working across the public and private sector to coordinate on solutions that work.
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HOW YOU CAN HELP

Crop Production Stakeholders

Honey bees and agriculture are deeply linked. As land owners and decison makers, growers and producers have a major role to play in improving honey bee health. The success of pollinator-friendly initiatives depends in large part on engaging these agricultural stakeholders.

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Beekeepers and Bee Health Stakeholders

Operating along the front lines of honey bee health, beekeepers and other bee health stakeholders can arm themselves with knowledge and tools to better protect their hives. Engaging these stakeholders is critically important to spreading best management practices and ultimately improving honey bee health.

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Coalition Updates

Coalition Supports Honey Bee Health During Pollinator Week

Pollinator Week 2016 offers the Honey Bee Health Coalition an opportunity to

Coalition Promotes Communication, Cooperation to Support Pollinator Health

The Honey Bee Health Coalition continues to promote collaboration to support pollinator

Honey Bee Health Coalition Comments on EPA’s Preliminary Pollinator Assessment to Support the Registration Review of Imidacloprid

The Coalition does not have a position on the specific methodology nor

MP3 Symposium Provides Crucial Insights to States, Partners Working to Support Pollinator Health

PRESS RELEASE [Keystone Policy Center, March 11, 2016] MP3 Symposium Provides Crucial Insights