National Honey Bee Day is August 19th! Now more than ever, the vital role honey bees play in our national and global ecosystems is being threatened. Honey bee populations are currently dwindling.
Pollinators around the globe are facing a grim future as a key component of global biodiversity. This is not only bad news for pollinators and other animals, but also for humans due to the risks it poses to the global food supply. Because of this, in 2008, the U.S. Senate designated this very week as National Pollinator Week to emphasize the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations and its impact.
Who are the pollinators and why are they so important?