Sound Bites: President Obama’s Pollinator Health Task Force, Does It Go Too Far? | How Our Local Beekeepers Are Faring

Pollinator health task forceMay 28, 2015 – Segment 3

On the newest edition of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world, we return to the important topic of bees. First we look into the history and work of President Obama’s White House Pollinator Health Task Force, with Juliet Eilperin, the Washington Post‘s White House Bureau Chief, who has been covering the President’s Task Force over the past year.

Next our guests provide an analysis of President Obama’s White House Pollinator Health Task Force, asking Does It Go Too Far? Or Does It Go Far Enough? With: Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food & Water Watch, where she coordinates the food team; and Dr. Ray McAllister, Senior Director of Regulatory Policy at CropLife America.

Then, we bring the discussion to a local level with a look at how our beekeepers are faring. Our beekeeper roundtable includes: Steve McDaniel, master beekeeper with 35 years’ experience who teaches a course on beekeeping at the Irvine Nature Center, and past President of the Maryland State Beekeepers Association; Roger Williams, President of the Central Maryland Beekeepers Association; and Kara Brook, Creative Director of Waxing Kara.