Pollinators such as Honey Bees, native bees, and other insect pollinators provide an extremely valuable service to society. Unfortunately, their numbers are in decline. Pollinators are struggling. Beekeepers report losses of 40% of honey bees colonies threatening their viability and essential pollination service that the bees provide to agriculture. Monarch butterflies are also threatened.
That is why last June 2015, President Obama issued a presidential memorandum to initiate a task force with a strategy to promote the health of honey bees and other pollinators.
Today under the leadership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
the task force has three goals: