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Gov. Reynolds signs Iowa Honey Bee Day proclamation

This news story was published on February 22, 2018.
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DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation on Thursday recognizing March 14, 2018, as Iowa Honey Bee Day. The proclamation highlights the importance of honey bees to Iowa agriculture and the environment. It also emphasizes the role humans play in protecting honey bees from diseases and pests.

According to the Iowa Honey Producers Association, honey bees are important pollinators for a third of the food humans consume. They’re also vital in production of more than 90 crops grown across the nation, many of which are in Iowa. Honey bees contribute to a healthy environment by ensuring the availability of fruits, vegetables, nuts and flowers for both wildlife and humans.

Kim Reynolds

Iowa has more than 4,500 beekeepers, from hobbyists to full-time commercial beekeepers. Traditionally, beekeeping occurred in rural areas of Iowa. Today, beekeeping increasingly occurs in urban areas, with the rising interest of hobbyists in keeping beehives in Iowa cities and towns.

The State of Iowa has an apiary inspection program to protect honey bees and beekeepers from the introduction and spread of apiary diseases and pests.

The Iowa Honey Producers Association will sponsor a reception on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 7-9 a.m. in Room 116 of the Iowa State Capitol. The reception will be open to the public and will provide an opportunity for legislators, beekeepers and the public to talk about honey bees and their importance in Iowa.

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5 Responses to Gov. Reynolds signs Iowa Honey Bee Day proclamation

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Small town council meeting = just a smaller group of crooks than the ones in larger towns such as DC.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Meanwhile multiple supertankers are flying overhead spraying deadly chemicals on us and the bees and fido the dog – when will this nazi action be halted ???? For the snowflakes that’s CHEM TRAILS you morons. PS – If they divert all this population reduction to California I will become silent.

  3. GOP voter all day long Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Kim Reynolds is a convicted drunk driver X 2 but she sure as hell will get my vote

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    I hope that it was on the agenda before the meeting. I’m sure NIT will follow up on that…Or maybe they don’t have a beef with the governor or honey bees.

    • common sense Reply Report comment

      February 22, 2018 at 1:10 pm

      Dumb comment, weak attempt to attack Matt. Even the hicks that read NIT know the difference between a Governor in her office and a small town council meeting.