Washington state House Bill 2478 – Increase bee forage

A new item that should be on our radar includes HB-2478, a bill that would increase bee forage which got a unanimous recommendation in the House Agriculture committee and is in the House Rules committee. This bill would create a pilot program that would replace noxious weeds with viable forage for bees and other pollinators. You can find a summary of the bill and other pertinent details here:
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=2478&year=2015

It would be very helpful to reach out to your state legislators in support of this bill that helps ensure healthy, thriving bee populations. Please take a few moments and send an email to the legislators in your district, which you can find here:
https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/bill/2478

Asking them for their support and thanking them for their commitment to healthy honey bees, pollinators and the environment can go a long way in getting this bill passed. This legislation is similar to the bill that was introduced last year and stands a much better chance of passing this year.

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