White House to Help PollinatorsJanay Rickwalder
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
President Obama recently released a
memorandum announcing the creation of a Pollinator Health Task
Force. The aim of this task force is to help prevent the decline of
and other pollinators important to the food supply.
Managed beehives are important for the growth of fruits, nuts,
vegetables and plants that people consume every day. The President
notes that without an action plan to sustain pollinator
populations, the decline will have an increasingly adverse effect
on the economy and the environment.
Homeowners can plant
bee-friendly gardens on their property to help feed and support
local managed hives. However, it is necessary to use caution around
these insects as they may sting if threatened.