NCDA&CS Pollinator outreach videos:
- Honey Bee Health Coalition
- USDA: Agricultural Research Service What is a Varroa Mite?
- Association of American Pesticide Control Officials – (AAPCO) – Control Officials
- Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA)
- Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA) Inspection Services
- Chatham Mills “Pollinator Paradise” Garden - N.C. Cooperative Extension
- N.C. Ag Chemical Manual (pdf) - Relative toxicity of ag chemicals to honeybees - pg 68
- Pollinator Protection - NCSU, Center for IPM
- Plants for pollinators (pdf) - Pollinator Partnership
- N.C. Beekeepers Association
- NCRS Documents and Resources for Pollinator Conservation and Enhancements (pdf) - USDA
- Bee City USA
- BeeSmart Pollinator Garden app - Pollinator Partnership
- Announcing New Steps to Promote Pollinator Health - White House
- Working Trees for Pollinators - (pdf) USDA Agroforestry
Resources for Pesticide Inspectors
NCDA&CS Making a Difference
Click on the above photo to see photos from our facilities.
Several divisions within the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are making a difference in regards to protecting pollinator habitats through regulatory authority and developing new programs to support pollinators. NCDA&CS is working with university researchers and other state and local partners to make a difference.
- The Plant Industry Division oversees beneficial insects, including inspecting honey bees.
- Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division educates consumers and farmers on proper pesticide usage. Click on the image at right to visit their bee pages.
- The Agronomic Division helps farmers improve management of land to maintain effective habitat areas.
- With funding from Syngenta, our 18 Research Stations are planting pollinator habitats using a variety of farm-friendly flowering crops. N.C. State University researchers are working on best practices for these habitats.
- The N.C. Forest Service has pollinator gardens and wildlife food plots at many state educational forests and are working to find ways to support even more pollinators.
- Division of Soil and Water Conservation helps farmers and landowners incorporate pollinator habitat areas into best managament plans through consultations and cost-share programs. PDF: Establishing Pollinator Habitat through CREP
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