HONEY BEES NEED YOUR HELP

Everyone has a role in protecting bee health – whether you are a beekeeper, farmer, pesticide applicator, home gardener, or someone just looking to learn more about bees. Check out the information below for how you can get involved.



Plant Bee Forage

Honey Bee Health Coalition members are working on the ground and leading innovative efforts to create honey bee and pollinator forage. To learn more and get involved, check out our Focus on Forage page and the links to Coalition member forage programs and initiatives.

Control Crop, Garden, and Lawn Pests While Protecting Pollinator Health

Learn about Beekeeper and Grower roles in mitigating risk of pesticide exposure to pollinators in agricultural systems.

Follow pollinator-friendly pest management practices in your home garden; check out the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign guide.

Report Bee Loss Incidents

Incident reporting helps everyone understand what is causing bee mortality so that we can work together to address these issues. Learn more about incident reporting and download the Incident Reporting Quick Guide

Control Varroa Mites in Your Hives 

The Coalition’s Varroa Management Guide and accompanying demonstration videos explains practical, effective methods that beekeepers can use to measure Varroa mite infestations in their hives and select appropriate control methods. Click here to learn about Varroa mite treatment.

If you’re interested in becoming beekeeper, you can contact your local bee club; check out Bee Culture magazine’s directory.

Learn and Share Information About Bee Health

Watch and share The Bee Understanding Project ‘job swap’ video

Everyone can play a part. Inspire others by sharing what you are already doing and what you know about the role honey bees play in our food supply. Watch and share the Coalition’s video and informational brochure and sign up below for the Coalition’s newsletter.