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.
COLLABORATION IN ACTION
We’ve formed the Honey Bee Health Coalition to bring together beekeepers, researchers, government agencies, agribusinesses, growers, conservation groups, manufacturers and consumer brands, and other key partners to improve the health of honey bees in general and specifically around production agriculture. We’re taking action to measurably improve honey bee health by improving and sustaining honey bee health at all levels of beekeeping, identifying and implementing novel and proven solutions to major honey bee health challenges, enhancing effective communications, and collaboration among diverse private and public sector stakeholders with interests related to beekeeping, pollination, and agriculture production, and instituting sound science and evidence for decision making.
Coalition members are working together toward collaborative solutions for honey bee health.
Coalition members include:
-the Agricultural Retailers Association
-the Almond Board of California
-the American Beekeeping Federation
-the American Honey Producers Association
-the American Seed Trade Association
-Apiary Inspectors of America
-the Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund
-Browning Honey Company
-Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists
-the Canadian Honey Council
-Canola Council of Canada
-Conservation Technology Information Center
-Eastern Apicultural Society of North America, Inc
-Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association
-Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
-Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees
-Heartland Apicultural Society
-Land O’Lakes, Inc.
-Levin Family Foundation
-the National Association of State
Departments of Agriculture
-National Association of Wheat Growers
-National Corn Growers Association
-National Honey Board
-NOD Apiary Products
-Oregon State Beekeepers Association
-Pollinator Stewardship Council
-Project Apis m.
-the Saint Louis Zoo’s WildCare Institute Center for Native Pollinator Conservation
-United Soybean Board
-the University of Maryland’s Department of Entomology
-the U.S. Canola Association
-Valent U.S.A Corporation
-Western Apicultural Society
The Coalition also includes ex officio participation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Canada Bee Health Roundtable.
COALITION FUNDING AND GOVERNANCE
Coalition members work collaboratively and through consensus to identify priorities and implement activities. Many Coalition members also financially support the Coalition’s efforts. Importantly, financial support does not influence an organization’s role in the Coalition or impact its decision-making processes. Every member organization has an equal voice in the Coalition’s consensus-based decision-making process.
The Coalition’s activities are guided by its charter (click here to view) and are facilitated by the Keystone Policy Center, a nationally recognized nonprofit.
Founded in 1975, Keystone maintains an unwavering commitment to independence and not advocating for any single position, but rather providing all participants a way to work together to address shared goals and reach mutually agreeable solutions. Click here to learn more about Keystone.
For more information on Coalition governance, decision-making and membership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.