Protecting our Pollinators to be Discussed at Farm Show

Pennsylvania is home to hundreds of species of pollinators. There are 500 species of bees alone that call Pennsylvania home. In addition to bees, pollinators include beetles, butterflies, moths, and even flies.

At the PA Farm Show today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding will join representatives from the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State, beekeepers, and others concerned about the health of state pollinators to share recommendations from the Pennsylvania Pollinator Protection Plan. The plan, known as P4, was developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State University (PSU). It is designed to protect bees and other insects that pollinate nearly 75 percent of the commonwealth’s food crops.

For more information on the Plan, visit: PSU’s Center for Pollinator Research.

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