ApisProtect has joined the North America Pollinator Protection Campaign and is working with beekeepers across the United States to reduce honey bee losses.

Bee-friendly farming is a trend that is growing in North America as seen in this report.  Bee-friendly farming should deliver improvements to all pollinators including bees, butterflies, other insects and birds, especially in areas of intensive agriculture. 

Dr Pádraig Whelan

In our work in North America, we have seen examples of floral diversity being increased in traditional monoculture crops.  Identifying and recognising the contributions of wild pollinators to crop production is an important starting point in awareness-raising and education activities. It is great to see the Pollinator Partnership working with growers to help them develop their bee-friendly practices.

“The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) is a growing, collaborative body of more than 170 diverse partners, including respected scientists, researchers, conservationists, government officials and dedicated volunteers. NAPPC’s mission is to encourage the health of resident and migratory pollinating animals in North America.”

NAPPC’s mission is to encourage the health of resident and migratory pollinating animals in North America. NAPPC partners gather from throughout the North American continent and beyond to:

  • Raise public awareness and education and promote constructive dialogue about pollinators’ importance to agriculture, ecosystem health, and food supplies;
  • Encourage collaborative, working partnerships among participants and with federal, state and local government entities and strengthening the network of associated organizations working on behalf of pollinators;
  • Promote conservation, protection and restoration of pollinator habitat;
  • Document and support scientific, economic and policy research

We are looking forward to participating in the annual NAPPC conference in October 2021.