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NC Pollinator Protection Strategy

Pollinators are in trouble. Habitat loss, disease and environmental changes have contributed to the decline of pollinators, according to USDA-NRCS. The best way to reverse this is a multi-step approach to support pollinators through expanding and protecting habitats on the farm and protecting pollinators.

Listen as Commissioner Troxler talks with the Southern Farm Network about the importance of ag pollinators:

Audio file

Three Steps to Pollinator Success

  1. Recognize native pollinators and pollinator habitats already on the farm.
  2. Adapt existing farm and land management practices to avoid causing undue harm to the pollinators already present.
  3. Provide habitat for native bees on and around the farm.

Adapted from Farming for Bees, Xerces Society, March 2013

NCDA&CS Pollinator Outreach Videos

Bee Kill Investigation - Video

Managing Beehive Pests - Video

Pollinators Need Our Help - Video

Several divisions within the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are making a difference in 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.

For questions or if additional assistance is required, please contact the NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control & Pesticide Division at 984-236-4625.       Directions 

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