Click below to listen to our podcast episode posted on June 22nd, 2021.
It’s Pollinator Week! So, naturally, we decided to talk about the impact Keystone Policy Center is having in two projects that are focused on supporting healthy pollinator populations and habitat. In this first episode of this two part-series, we’re focus on a project Keystone leads to improve honey bee health. Honey bees support more than $20 billion in U.S. and Canadian agriculture annually. But as most know, a major decline in honey bee health has put agriculture, healthy lifestyles, and worldwide food security at risk. This decline in bee health has been linked to a variety of factors, including those influenced by the activities associated with both beekeeping and crop production. That is why Keystone brought together representatives of beekeepers, growers, researchers, government agencies, agribusinesses, conservation groups, manufacturers and other key partners to form the Honey Bee Health Coalition. Because action must be taken to support and increase honey bee health, otherwise the global food supply, healthy ecosystems, and the economy will be impacted.
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