Pollinator Protection Best Management Practices

The National Pest Management Association understands the important role that pollinators, and specifically honey bees, play in our agricultural system and the invaluable effect they have on our food supply. Unfortunately, there are significant threats facing honey bees today including parasites, disease, habitat loss, and poor nutrition. It is likely that these threats have a synergistic effect and amplify the risks to honey bees and cause bee decline. As a result, we have made pollinator health an industry priority and have taken several steps to protect pollinators. Along with outreach and training efforts, NPMA has developed a set of Best Management Practices (BMPs) to provide guidance for our members to minimize incidental effects on honey bees and pollinators around structures.