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, growers, researchers, government agencies, agribusinesses, conservation groups, manufacturers, and consumer brands to improve the health of honey bees in general and specifically around production agriculture. We’re taking collaborative action to improve honey bee health by addressing multiple factors influencing bee health, including hive pests and disease, forage and nutrition, and exposure to crop pesticides.
Coalition members are working together toward collaborative solutions for honey bee health.
Coalition members include:
-Agricultural Retailers Association
-Almond Board of California
-American Beekeeping Federation
-American Honey Producers Association
-American Seed Trade Association
-Apiary Inspectors of America
-Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund
-Browning Honey Company
-Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists
-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
-Levin Family Foundation
-National Association of State
Departments of Agriculture
-National Association of Wheat Growers
-National Corn Growers Association
-National Honey Board
-National Pesticide Safety Education Center
-NOD Apiary Products
-Project Apis m.
-Saint Louis Zoo’s WildCare Institute Center for Native Pollinator Conservation
-United Soybean Board
-University of Maryland’s Department of Entomology
-University of Nebraska Lincoln
-U.S. Apple Association
-U.S. Canola Association
-Valent U.S.A Corporation
-Vita Bee Health
-Western Apicultural Society
The Coalition also includes ex officio participation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service & Office of Pest Management Policy, 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.