2019 Kentucky Pollinator Protection Plan

Kentucky Pollinator Protection Plan

Kentucky Department of Agriculture Pollinator Protection Plan

As Kentucky’s economy continues to evolve, the state is reviving a once-dominant apiculture industry. This document reflects policies to enhance communication among beekeepers, chemical applicators, and land managers and other groups; and to consider increasing habitat with a goal toward responsible economic development as well as providing nutrition and shelter.

Since 2015, stakeholders have met in an effort to enhance pollinator health in the Commonwealth by making available best management plans to beekeepers, chemical applicators, and landowners; increasing pollinator habitat; supporting education, extension and outreach; and facilitating communication among all entities that impact pollinators. These goals are intended to be inclusive of all pollinators.