The U.S. National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators and the Role of MP3s
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is tasked with regulating the use of pesticides and has been working with its regulatory counterparts internationally to ensure that the best available science serves as a foundation for informing its regulatory decisions. While regulatory decisions may include compulsory and/or advisory restrictions on pesticide use as part of label statements, efforts have also been directed at engaging a broad range of stakeholders to adopt more regionally-based practices which can result in reduced exposure to pesticides. These efforts have extended to mitigating the likelihood of adverse effects on insect pollinators from exposure to pesticides and can potentially extend to other factors known to impact both honey bees (Apis mellifera) and non-Apis bees. This presentation will discuss the U.S. National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators and will focus on EPA’s efforts to promote managed pollinator protection programs (MP3s) across States and Tribes. Disclaimer. The views presented in this paper may not reflect those of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and/or the U.S. Government.