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- Published: Thursday, 10 September 2015 21:54
- Written by Jack Wilbur
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Managed Pollinator Protection Plan (MP3)
As part of the national strategy to promote the health of honey bees and other pollinators, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) is developing a Managed Pollinator Protection Plan (MP3). The goals of this plan are to protect honey bees from pesticide poisoning, promote honey bee forage resources and improve overall pollinator health.
UDAF has developed a preliminary plan to promote pollinator health, which emphasizes cooperation among all stakeholders:
Click below to read the letter of program support from Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food LuAnn Adams:
USDA National Honey Bee Pest and Disease Survey
Pesticides are among numerous pressures that have been implicated in the decline of managed honey bee colonies over the past 70 years. In order to properly address this problem it is important to understand what types of pesticides are affecting colonies. A survey of honey bee health conducted by USDA in the years 2013 and 2014 sampled pollen for pesticide residues from nearly 600 apiaries nationwide. To see the results of this survey, click below:
Best Management Practices Fact Sheets For Stakeholders
(click on the heading below that applies to you)
Educational Display to Protect Pollinators at Utah IFA Stores
Look for the poster below on display at Utah IFA stores starting late March/early April 2017. For a pdf file you can save and print, click here.