Plan Bee: Understanding Threats to the Honey Bee Population and Examining Strategies to Promote and Protect Pollinators

Mildred Pfrogner EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In the United States, bees and other insects make important contributions through their pollination of wild vegetation, local plant life, and commercial crops. Approximately one-third of food crops, to include apples, strawberries, tomatoes, and almonds, depend on pollination, as do alfalfa and clover, which provide feed for beef and dairy production.