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Pollinator Protection

Pesticide risk management must be based on sound science, consistent with the laws under which pesticides are regulated in the United States. EPA has been working aggressively to protect bees and other pollinators from pesticide exposure.  Proposing a plan to prohibit the use of pesticides that are toxic to bees when crops are in bloom and bees are under contract for pollination services. The plan also recommends that states and tribes develop pollinator protection plans and best management practices. For more information on steps to protect pollinators, link to this EPA site.

Additional information on State pollinator protection plans and pollinator health reports can be found on the following website.  Pollinator Stewadship Council.

Information regarding pollinator protection is also available through FieldWatch/DriftWatch. The BeeCheck program is a voluntary communication tool that enables beekeepers and pesticide applicators to work together to protect apiaries through use of the BeeCheck mapping program. Likewise, pesticide applicators utilize the site to help determine the location of specialty crops and beehives in their trade areas. DriftWatch and BeeCheck provides the platform to facilitate better awareness, communication and interaction between all parties as one part of ongoing stewardship activities.