The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a comprehensive scientific report on honey bee health. The report states that there are multiple factors playing a role in honey bee colony declines, including parasites and disease, genetics, poor nutrition and pesticide exposure.
Sonny Ramaswamy, Administrator of USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Bob Perciasepe, Acting Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. May Berenbaum, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Zac Browning, Beekeeper
Jim Jones and Steve Bradbury, EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Dr. Jeffery Pettis, Bee Research Lead, USDA Agricultural Research Service