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Research Project: Managing Honey Bees against Disease and Colony Stress

Location: Bee Research Laboratory

Title: Scientific outreach activities in the U.S. to support bees and other pollinators

item HAO, YUE - Chinese Academy Of Agricultural Sciences
item Chen, Yanping - Judy

Submitted to: Apiculture of China
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/12/2019
Publication Date: 11/29/2019
Citation: Hao, Y., Chen, Y. 2019. Scientific outreach activities in the U.S. to support bees and other pollinators. Apiculture of China. 10:60-63.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Animal pollinators honey bee in particular are responsible for one-third of food crop production globally. However, a decline in pollinator populations poses a significant threat to our food security and agricultural biodiversity. Scientific education and outreach activities are important ways to provide public with information about what they can do to protect bees and other pollinators. This article summarizes key pollinator outreach and education events including national pollinator week held in Washington DC to highlight the U.S. federal government's role in helping to revive pollinator populations and raising public awareness of the importance of pollinators in our lives. The information included in this article may be of use for researchers, students, beekeepers, and policymakers who are interested in the U.S. natural resources conservation programs and beekeeping industry.