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2022

October 18, 2022

The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) Provides Recognition to Pollinator Advocates, Farmer-Ranchers, Roadside Managers, and Electric Power Companies in 2022 Award Ceremony

On October 18, 2022, this year’s award winners from the United States, Canada, and Mexico were honored by Pollinator Partnership and the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) during the NAPPC Conference Award Ceremony hosted at the United State Botanic Garden in Washington, DC. By recognizing individuals and organizations that have contributed significantly to the promotion and conservation of pollinator species, NAPPC aims to encourage their activities and inspire future actions in support of pollinators. Read the full press release.


June 17, 2022

Pollinator Week 2022 Highlights Unity and Progress in Protecting Pollinators

Pollinator Week 2022 (June 20-26) is the sixteenth consecutive year of bringing greater awareness to the critically important issue of pollinator conservation since Pollinator Partnership (P2) founded the initiative in 2007. In a similar fashion to years past, Pollinator Week will be marked by plantings, seminars, and celebrations aimed at lifting up pollinators and the important conservation work being done on their behalf across the world. Read the full press release.


May 1, 2022

JAFRA Funds Mexico-Based Research Project to Improve Honey Bee Health

The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC), managed by Pollinator Partnership (P2), has awarded a new research grant related to honey bee health issues with funding made possible by JAFRA Cosmetics International, Inc. This Honey Bee Health Grant will explore multiple priority areas concerning the stressors impacting honey bees in North America, including the effects of pesticides on pest, pathogen, and disease incidence, and the development of diagnostics tools to detect the effects of pesticide exposure. Read the full press release.


April 20, 2022

Pollinator Partnership Honors 2021 Monarch Sustainer of the Year Award Winner Toyota Motor North America

Pollinator Partnership is pleased to present Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) with the 2021 Monarch Sustainer of the Year award. This award recognizes a business that has shown exceptional leadership and action in providing habitat and awareness for monarchs along their migratory corridors. Read the full press release.

April 14, 2022

NAPPC Awards Research Projects to Improve Honey Bee Health

The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) has awarded six new research grants related to honey bee health issues which have been funded by a combination of a USDA APHIS grant, sponsorship from JAFRA Cosmetics, and donations from Pollinator Partnership’s (P2) generous donors. Each project will explore one or more identified priority areas that will investigate the stressors impacting honey bees in North America. Read the full press release.

2021

December 1, 2021

Bee Friendly Farming featured in Swedish Vinjournalen

Bee Friendly Farming is featured in Swedish Vinjournalen! For those who work close to nature on a daily basis, it is usually a matter of course that the work should affect the environment and biodiversity as little as possible. Bee Friendly Farming is a program that works to ensure that all types of agriculture, including wine production, are run in a sustainable way. Read the full article. Discover and book fantastic wine activities from all around the world by visiting https://www.winetourism.com.


October 19, 2021

The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) Provides Recognition to Pollinator Advocates, Farmer-Ranchers, DOTs, and Businesses in 2021 Award Ceremony

On October 19, 2021, this year’s award winners from the United States, Canada, and Mexico were honored by Pollinator Partnership and the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) during the NAPPC conference. By recognizing individuals or organizations that have contributed significantly to the promotion and conservation of pollinator species, NAPPC aims to encourage their activities and inspire future actions in support of pollinators. Read the full press release.


October 19, 2021

North American Pollinator Protection Campaign Honors Almond Farmers of California

The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) on Tuesday presented its Business for Bees Sustainability Award – an honor reserved for standout organizations that go above and beyond to support pollinators – to the Almond Board of California (ABC) and the state’s almond farmers. Read the full press release

June 21, 2021

Pollinator Week Shows the Power in Protecting Pollinators

Pollinator Week 2021 (June 21-27) is the fifteenth consecutive year of bringing greater awareness to the critically important issue of pollinator conservation since Pollinator Partnership (P2) founded the initiative in 2007. Similar to last year, Pollinator Week will facilitate a number of virtual and socially distant events with people across the planet pledging to continue to promote pollinator health and well-being. Read the full press release.


May 21, 2021

NAPPC Funds Research Projects to Improve Honey Bee Health

The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) has awarded six new research grants related to honey bee health issues which have been funded by a combination of a USDA APHIS grant and donations from Pollinator Partnership’s (P2) generous donors. Each project will explore one or more identified priority areas that will investigate the stressors impacting honey bees in North America. Read the full press release.


May 5, 2021

Pollinator Partnership™ and The Wheen Bee Foundation Collaborate to Establish Bee Friendly Farming® in Australia

Pollinator Partnership™ (P2) and The Wheen Bee Foundation (WBF) are proud to announce a
partnership and licensing agreement to establish Bee Friendly Farming® (BFF) in Australia. Through this
agreement, WBF will oversee all on-the-ground operations of the BFF program in Australia, and offer
valuable insights and expertise on pollinator conservation in Australia. This partnership will further
expand the BFF program and result in the integration of countless acres of sustainable and managed
pollinator habitat across agricultural and urban landscapes. Read the full press release.


May 3, 2021

Pollinator Partnership Leadership Transition – Rourke to Lead Organization with Adams Supporting as Director of Programs

Pollinator Partnership (P2), the world’s largest non-profit dedicated exclusively to pollinator issues, announced today that beginning May 3, 2021 Kelly Rourke, MS, will assume the role of Executive Director for Pollinator Partnership. “Having worked for Pollinator Partnership in many different roles, I am honored to hold this leadership position and look forward to continuing to support our great staff, impactful programs, and all pollinator species.” Read the full press release.


April 7, 2021

Diverse Group of Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resource Organizations Come Together to Protect California’s Pollinators

A broad array of organizations from across California’s agricultural
and environmental landscape announced a working coalition to address their shared commitment to the
health of wild and managed pollinators. The Coalition is focusing on increasing the value working lands
provide to our environment, to benefit biodiversity and farmers alike. Click here to learn more.


March 5, 2021

Pollinator Partnership Honors 2020 Monarch Sustainer of the Year Award Winner Daikin Texas Technology Park for Monarch Butterfly Initiatives in Texas

Pollinator Partnership is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Monarch Sustainer of the Year award, Daikin North America’s Daikin Texas Technology Park (DTTP), a consolidated manufacturing, engineering, marketing, and sales location for heating and air conditioning products. Daikin is committed to environmental stewardship, holding the LEED Gold certification for its offices and energy management system and championing annual hands-on Earth Day activities that teach local students about the lifecycle and habitats of pollinators. As Daikin became more aware of local biodiversity issues related to the monarch butterfly, it felt compelled to integrate monarch biodiversity into its strategic business plan. Read the full press release.


February 16, 2021

Celebrating Bee Friendly Farming® Certified Almond Orchards
on National Almond Day

Pollinator Partnership (P2) announced today that it has certified over 55,000 acres of almonds in 2020 as pollinator friendly and environmentally sustainable through its Bee Friendly Farming® (BFF) Certified program. The Almond Board of California’s Bee+ Scholarship program has been instrumental in leading this movement by offsetting the cost of BFF certification, allowing land managers to apply those funds that would be used on certification fees to pollinator habitat. Coupled with significant Integrated Pest Management, the floral resources now available for local and migratory pollinators will increase biodiversity and add a variety of benefits to almond operations across California. Read the full press release.

2020

October 20, 2020

2020 North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) Award Winners

On October 20th, 2020, this year’s award winners from the United States, Canada, and Mexico were honored by Pollinator Partnership and the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) during the first ever, virtual NAPPC conference. By recognizing individuals or organizations that have contributed significantly to pollinator species protection and conservation, NAPPC aims to encourage their activities and catalyze future action on behalf of pollinators. Read the full press release.


October 20, 2020

AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER RECEIVES FIRST NAPPC POLLINATOR ELECTRIC POWER AWARD

The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC), managed by Pollinator Partnership, has awarded its first 2020 Pollinator Electric Power Award to American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP) for its leadership in pollinator-friendly projects. This award was established by the NAPPC Pollinators on Managed Lands Task Force and sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Read the full press release.


October 1, 2020

Flow Hive Supports Pollinators via The Bee Friendly Farming Program

Flow Hive, creator of revolutionary beehives that make it easier to harvest honey and gentler on the bees, and Pollinator Partnership, the USA’s largest non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to the health, protection and conservation of all pollinating animals, are proud to announce a new native seed grant which is open for application this month via pollinator.org/bff/flow-seed-grant.


August 27, 2020

Bee Friendly Farming Receives Boost from KIND Healthy Snacks

Pollinator Partnership (P2) is proud to receive support for Bee Friendly Farming from Kind Healthy Snacks (KIND) on their recent announcement that all of their almonds will be sourced from bee-friendly farms by 2025. This commitment will support pollinator health in the long term and drive large scale change in incorporating pollinator awareness in agriculture. Read the full press release.


August 7, 2020

Pollinator Partnership Announces Three New Designations for Bee Friendly Farming

Pollinator Partnership (P2) is proud to announce enhancements and improvements to its Bee Friendly Farming (BFF) program to better recognize engage and support BFF participants and pollinators everywhere. The new BFF program will have three categories that allow them to engage with all participants at a finer scale while addressing their goals: Bee Friendly Farming Certified, Bee Friendly Farming Partner and Bee Friendly Farming Garden. Read the full press release.


June 26, 2020

Bee Friendly Farming Reaches $50,000 fundraising goal during National Pollinator Week

In celebration of National Pollinator Week, Pollinator Partnership is pleased to announce the successful achievement of raising $50,000 in funding for their Bee Friendly Farming program, made possible by a 1:1 match from Qcify. Qcify, a quality control innovator celebrating five years in the almond industry, championed this campaign as part of continued efforts to contribute to sustainability in almond orchards. Read full press release.


June 24, 2020

Pollinator Partnership Honors 2019 Monarch Sustainer of the Year Award Winner ComEd For Monarch Butterfly Initiatives in Illinois

Pollinator Partnership is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Monarch Sustainer of the Year Award, Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), the largest electric utility in Illinois. ComEd proudly supports the conservation of monarchs and their vital breeding habitat within their Illinois service territory. They are committed to acting with integrity and accountability as stewards of the environment across the lands they manage. Read full press release.


June 22, 2020

Pollinator Partnership Prepares for an Action-Packed (and Physically Distant) Pollinator Week

Pollinator Week 2020 (June 22-28) is the thirteenth consecutive year of bringing greater awareness to the
critically important issue of pollinator conservation since Pollinator Partnership (P2) founded the initiative in
2007. While this year might not be a typical Pollinator Week due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people across
the planet have pledged to continue promoting pollinator health and well-being through socially distant and
responsible events. Read the full press release.


June 4, 2020

Bee Friendly Farming fundraising campaign focuses on sustainability in almond farming

Qcify, an innovator in quality control for the global food industry, has joined forces with Pollinator Partnership to champion a fundraising campaign supporting Bee Friendly Farming in almond orchards. Qcify has committed to matching campaign donations 1:1 up to $25,000, with donations already more than halfway to that goal. Click here to read the full press release.


April 14, 2020

NAPPC Funds Research Projects to Improve Honey Bee Health As Part of Its 20th Anniversary Campaign

Five new research projects related to honey bee health issues have been funded by a combination of a USDA APHIS grant, J.M. Smucker Company sponsorship, and donations from Pollinator Partnership’s (P2) generous supporters. Each project will explore one or more identified priority areas that will elucidate the issues faced by honey bees in North America and provide insight for management. Click here to read more.


March 19, 2020

Bee Calm and Keep Buzzing: A Message from Laurie Davies Adams, Pollinator Partnership's President and CEO

The fight to contain and conquer the COVID-19 virus is a problem facing everyone in the world. We are all in this together, and Pollinator Partnership (P2) is pledged to keep working on behalf of pollinators, plants, people and the planet through this difficult time. Keeping our P2 staff and all the people they connect with healthy and safe is our top priority. At present, P2 is working mostly from home but also out in the field at a socially responsible distance from any other person, helping all of our pollinators greet spring in a safer and more sustainable environment. Click here to read more.

January 14, 2020

Pollinator Partnership's Bee Friendly Farming to Work with the Almond Board of California Sustainability Program

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Almond Board of California. In this new partnership, we are working with the Almond Board of California Sustainability Program’s bee health module to integrate our Bee Friendly Farming program. Through this partnership, we will join forces to recognize farmers whose best management practices protect and promote pollinators, and increase the number of farmers who take these steps for pollinator protection.

2019

September 22, 2019

Walmart Plants Pollination Plots

Walmart Inc. officials said they are working to counter pollinator population decline through a pilot program that started last spring with the planting of pollination gardens at about 20 of its stores nationwide. Walmart spokeswoman Anne Hatfield said the retailer aims to encourage other businesses, as well as its customers, to follow suit and create their own pollination gardens.

September 7, 2019

Mite-A-Thon Begins Today! Involvement Supports Honey Bee Health and Measures Infestation Levels Across the Continent

The Mite-A-Thon (MAT), an international citizen science effort to teach measurement protocols to learn
the varroa mite infestation levels of hives, collect mite infestation data and to visualize varroa mite
infestations in honey bee colonies across North America, runs from September 7-21, 2019. All beekeepers
are encouraged to participate within this two-week window to gain knowledge of the level of mite
infestation that their hives are carrying just before the overwintering season begins.

June 19, 2019

Pollinator Week Proclamations Span the United States and Galvanize Citizens

Pollinator Partnership (P2), which founded Pollinator Week in 2007, announced today that the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, as well as ALL 50 state governors (and many mayors), have signed proclamations supporting the observance of National Pollinator Week.

June 17, 2019

Saving the Bees and the Butterflies is Topic ONE across the Planet During International Pollinator Week

In Nairobi, Beijing, Paris, Washington, DC and Boise and beyond, activities from bee house building to farm and winery walks are taking center stage this week to raise awareness of the importance and the plight of the world’s pollinators.


April 10, 2019

North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) Task Force for Honey Bee Health Selects 2019 Research Projects

Six new research projects related to honey bee health issues have been funded by a combination of a USDA APHIS grant and donations from Pollinator Partnership’s (P2) generous supporters. Each project will conduct a valuable investigation into an identified priority area that will expound on the issues faced by honey bees in North America.


March 27, 2019

Pollinator Partnership CEO Dolcini Tapped for New Role in Governor Newsom's California Administration - Adams and Rourke Go Forward for Pollinators across North America and Beyond

Pollinator Partnership, the world’s largest non-profit dealing exclusively with pollinator issues, announced today that beginning May 1, 2019 Val Dolcini, will join Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration as Deputy Secretary for Agriculture at the California Environmental Protection Agency.


February 26, 2019

More Than One Million Strong: National Pollinator Garden Network Surpasses Goal of One Million Registered Pollinator Gardens

In just three years, 1,040,000 gardens were registered with the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (MPGC) involving an estimated eight million people, concentrated in the United States, and Canada with some in Mexico, and across the globe. From tiny yards to public gardens, the million plus gardens add up to a network of approximately five million acres of enhanced or new pollinator habitat.


February 20, 2019

Pollinator Partnership Elects New Board Member, Ron Bitner: Entomologist, Vintner and Bee Friendly Farmer

Pollinator Partnership is delighted to announce the election of our newest board member, Dr. Ron Bitner. Ron received his Ph.D. in Entomology from Utah State University in 1976, where he conducted his dissertation research on the Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee.


January 15, 2019

Pollinator Partnership’s Canadian BeeSmart® School Garden Kit Giveaway Initiative

With support from VanCity and Whole Foods Market, Pollinator Partnership Canada is happy to announce that they will be donating the Canadian School Garden Kit to three schools in Greater Victoria.

2018

October 11, 2018

2018 North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) Award Winners

2018 Pollinator Advocate and Farmer-Rancher Award winners from the United States, Canada and Mexico.

August 22, 2018

Southern California Seed Company Joins Pollinator Partnership in Creating Native Seed Mixes for Pollinators in the West

Pollinator Partnership (P2) and Stover Seed Company recently announced an important new partnership designed to make it easier for backyard gardeners, landscape designers, and open space managers to create pollinator habitat specifically designed for California’s diverse landscapes.


June 18, 2018

International Celebrations Mark Pollinator Partnership’s 11th Annual Pollinator Week

Pollinator Week 2018 (June 18-24), marks the eleventh consecutive year of bringing greater awareness to the critically important issue of pollinator conservation.


May 23, 2018

National Pollinator Garden Network Seeks 300,000 Pollinator Gardens to Reach Goal of One Million Registered Gardens

Campaign seeks action from people across the country to help restore habitat for pollinators


April 3, 2018

Important Honey Bee Health Research Grants Funded

New Grants Fund Research on Honey Bee Population Decline


February 6, 2018

Nonprofits, Industry, Universities Join Together in Recommendations to Keep Honey Bees Safe during Corn Planting

Corn Dust Research Consortium (CDRC) final report announced.

February 2, 2018

Hundreds of Beekeepers in Caribbean Get Emergency Assistance from National Rescue Efforts

Multi-Faceted Partnership Aids in Hurricane Recovery and Delivers the Goods.

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2017

October 19, 2017

2017 North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) Award Winners

2017 Pollinator Advocate and Farmer-Rancher Award winners from the United States, Canada and Mexico

October 13, 2017

North American Pollinator Protection Campaign 2017

NAPPC convenes for 17th Year in Washington DC to Advance Collaborative Actions

September 12, 2017

NAPPC PRESENTS THE 2017 POLLINATOR ROADSIDE MANAGEMENT AWARD

Texas DOT is honored with first place with Virginia DOT as a runner-up at the NRVMA meeting

August 21, 2017

P2 ANNOUNCES 2017 MITE-A-THON TO TEST HONEY BEE HIVES

Testing will gather information from ‘Citizen Scientists’ on Varroa Mite levels in US and Canada

August 8, 2017

POLLINATORS AND VECTOR-BORNE DISEASE MANAGEMENT

New Paper Promotes Collaboration to Keep Pollinators Safe While Combating Zika, West Nile, Lyme and Other Vector-borne Diseases

June 19, 2017

POLLINATOR WEEK 2017

Pollinator Partnership's 10th Annual Pollinator Week Leads Support and Action for Pollinators in 2017 and Beyond

May 30, 2017

POLLINATOR PARTNERSHIP WELCOMES VAL DOLCINI

New President and CEO Signals Bright Future for Pollinator Action

2016 Press Releases

November 16, 2016

HONEY BEE HEALTH TASK FORCE FUNDS 6 RESEARCH GRANTS

Support from USDA APHIS and Pollinator Partnership Donors

October 28, 2016

A LIFETIME COMMITED TO WILDLIFE, POLLINATORS, AND PEOPLE

Dan Ashe, current Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, recognizes the foundational role pollinators play in both the natural and developed world.

October 28, 2016

FARMERS GIVING BACK IN CANADA

Marc and Chantal Bercier, owners and producers at their farm, Ferme Agriber Inc., recognize how important a healthy bee population is to their success. Along with their son Guillaume, Marc and Chantal operate a respected seed cleaning company and farm in Ontario, Canada.

October 28, 2016

MAKING POLLINATORS A PRIORITY IN MEXICO

Under Alejandro Del Mazo Maza's confident direction, CONANP has made significant steps in pollinator protection and set the pace for the whole country to follow.

October 28, 2016

MAKING THINGS HAPPEN FOR POLLINATORS IN CANADA

This year, CWS, represented by Director General McLean, was awarded the winner of the Canadian Pollinator Advocate Award.

October 28, 2016

BEES WORKING FOR FARMERS, FARMERS WORKING FOR BEES

Under the direction of partner and second-generation grower Lakhy Sran, Sran Family Orchards has become a leader in sustainability and bee friendly farming practices.

October 20, 2016

POLLINATOR PARTNERSHIP AND CLEAN AIR PARTNERS TEAM UP TO CONSERVE, MANAGE, AND RESTORE POLLINATORS AND THEIR HABITAT

August 31, 2016

NAPPC PRESENTS THE 2016 POLLINATOR ROADSIDE MANAGEMENT AWARD

June 24, 2016

POLLINATOR WEEK 2016 UNITES AMERICA IN CONSERVATION ACTION FOR POLLINATORS

March 28, 2016

POLLINATOR PARTNERSHIP JOINS WITH NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT 2016 WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL

January 28, 2016

TOUCHDOWN FOR THE BEES! POLLINATOR PARTNERSHIP RECEIVES FUNDING FROM NFL

2015 Press Releases

December 4, 2015

POLLINATOR ROADSIDES PROVISION NOW LAW OF THE LAND

June 19, 2015

HONEY BEE RESCUE NETWORK CREATED IN CALIFORNIA THANKS TO GENEROUS SUPPORT OF PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY

June 18, 2015

INTRODUCTION OF HIGHWAYS BEE ACT GREAT FOR POLLINATORS

June 17, 2015

NONPROFITS, INDUSTRY, UNIVERSITIES JOIN TOGETHER IN THIRD YEAR OF RESEARCH TO KEEP BEES SAFE DURING CORN PLANTING

June 16, 2015

POLLINATOR WEEK 2015 UNITES AMERICA IN CONSERVATION ACTION FOR POLLINATORS – ALL 50 STATE GOVERNORS SIGN PROCLAMATIONS!

May 20, 2015

BURT’S BEES MOBILIZES AMERICA’S FARMS FOR HONEY BEES

May 22, 2015

HONEY BEE HEALTH TASK FORCE TACKLES SERIOUS HONEY BEE ISSUES - TIMELY SUPPORT FROM USDA APHIS AND POLLINATOR PARTNERSHIP MEMBERS

2014 Press Releases

June 20, 2014

PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM- SIGNING FOR POLLINATORS

January 30, 2014

UNIQUE STAKEHOLDER GROUP WORKS TO REDUCE HONEY BEE EXPOSURE CORN DUST RESEARCH CONSORTIUM (CDRC) CALLS FOR WIDESPREAD COOPERATIVE MEASURES TO SUPPORT HONEY BEES, BEEKEEPERS, AND FARMERS