Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Managed Pollinator Protection Plan

Managed Pollinator Protection Plan (MP3)

As part of the national strategy to  promote the health of honey bees and other pollinators, the Utah Department  of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) is developing a Managed Pollinator Protection Plan (MP3). The goals of this plan are to protect honey bees from pesticide poisoning, promote honey bee forage resources and improve overall pollinator health.

UDAF has developed a preliminary plan to promote pollinator health, which emphasizes cooperation among all stakeholders:

  • Beekeepers
  • Landowners
  • Applicators

The goal is to create a balanced solution to a complex problem. UDAF urges stakeholders and interested members of the general public to provide comments and suggestions about Utah's MP3. If you have suggestions regarding protecting pollinators, please email us your ideas: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click below to read the letter of program support from Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food LuAnn Adams:


USDA National Honey Bee Pest and Disease Survey

Pesticides are among numerous pressures that have been implicated in the decline of managed honey bee colonies over the past 70 years.  In order to properly address this problem it is important to understand what types of pesticides are affecting colonies.  A survey of honey bee health conducted by USDA in the years 2013 and 2014 sampled pollen for pesticide residues from nearly 600 apiaries nationwide.  To see the results of this survey, click below:

Best Management Practices Fact Sheets For Stakeholders

(click on the heading below that applies to you)


Pollinator Management for Fruit Growers

Preventing Bee Poisonings

New EPA Bee Advisory Box



Educational Display to Protect Pollinators at Utah IFA Stores

Look for the poster below on display at Utah IFA stores starting late March/early April 2017. For a pdf file you can save and print, click here.


Other Links

EPA Pollinator Protection

Bee Informed National Honey Bee Survey

Kelly Systems Pollinator Mapping Program

Beecheck Apiary Registration