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New Vermont ‘Bee Team’ to Tackle Pollinator Threats

February 6, 2023 by VAL

A new Vermont Pollinator Working Group will protect bees and other pollinators by targeting harmful pesticide use, while helping Vermont farmers to get to know the pollinators buzzing around their crops. The new group is launching with $20,000 from the Apis Fund, a UVM Gund Institute of Environment biannual competition supporting research and conservation of at-risk bees and other pollinators. The effort has also received $20,000 in matching funds from an anonymous donor.

The Vermont Pollinator Working Group, led by UVM bee experts Samantha Alger (CALS), Laura Johnson (Extension), and Spencer Hardy of Vermont Center for Ecostudies, will work with researchers, conservationists, farmers, and beekeepers to tackle urgent threats to bees and other pollinators in Vermont and the Northeast.

Read the Press Release from UVM