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Barack Obama

Save honey bees plan

22 Jun, 2014

The President creates a task force comprised of various agencies to investigate the issue of the rapidly decreasing bee population. The Environmental Protection Agency and United States Department of Agriculture will lead the effort to determine why honey bees, monarch butterflies and other pollinators are rapidly decreasing in number and investigate ways to boost conservation of these species.

Pollinators contribute more than $24 billion to the United States economy, of which honey bees account for more than $15 billion through their vital role in keeping fruits, nuts, and vegetables in our diets.