Honey Bee Ornament
- 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches
Catch the buzz! Our honeybee fabric ornament is made by hand and is a fitting tribute to the tiny heroes that hold our world together with their cross-pollination that keeps crops and wild plants thriving. A delightful addition to an ornament collection, this busy worker bee makes a sweet-as-honey gift.
In 2015 the White House announced the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators (Strategy). Developed through a collaborative effort across the Executive Branch, this Strategy outlined a comprehensive approach to tackling and reducing the impact of multiple stressors on pollinator health, including pests and pathogens, reduced habitat, lack of nutritional resources, and exposure to pesticides. Building on the current state of the science, and with a renewed emphasis on expanding understanding of the complex interactions among the various factors impacting pollinator health, the Strategy laid out current and planned Federal actions to achieve the overarching goals of reducing honey bee colony losses during winter (overwintering mortality) to no more than 15% within 10 years, increasing the Eastern population of the monarch butterfly to 225 million butterflies occupying an area of approximately 15 acres (6 hectares) in the overwintering grounds in Mexico, through domestic/international actions and public-private partnerships, restoring or enhance 7 million acres of land for pollinators through Federal actions and public/private partnerships.