USDA Pollinators

Honey bee collecting pollen on a yellow flower.

Pollinators, most often honey bees, are responsible for one in every three bites of food we take, and increase our nation’s crop values each year by more than $15 billion. However, honey bees have been in serious decline for more than three decades in the United States.

USDA is focused on partnering with state, private sector, and philanthropic resources and activities to help increase pollinator habitat across the United States and contribute substantially to crop pollination on farms where habitat needs are met.

For more on USDA Actions to Protect Pollinators: