Programs Underway

Provide recommendations to improve and increase forage in USDA Farm Bill Conservation Program Recommendations.

Coalition members offer consensus recommendations to increase the pollinator value and cost-effectiveness of USDA Farm bill private lands conservation programs like the Conservation Reserve Program. These programs provide critical habitat for bees and other pollinators.

Promote implementation of new on-the-ground forage projects

Coalition members are leading innovative efforts on the ground create pollinator forage. These efforts also benefit crop production, soils, water, wildlife, and other ecoystem services.

Supplemental nutrition survey and recommendations

The Honey Bee Health Coalition partnered with U.S. and Canadian beekeepers to understand how they are confronting bees’ reduced access to critical sources of pollen and nectar. This outreach resulted in a report discussing nutrition challenges hives face and the use of nutrition supplements.