Kentucky plan to protect pollinators to be reviewed at meeting

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is planning a second public forum on the state’s plan to protect pollinators such as honey bees.

State Apiarist Tammy Horn Potter and her team at the Agriculture Department will host the Wednesday evening meeting at the Warren County Cooperative Extension Office in Bowling Green.

State Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles is encouraging beekeepers and anyone else interested in pollinators to attend the forum. He says the state team will be receptive to public comments on ways to improve the pollinator protection plan.

The forum will include a presentation on the plan’s four main goals — best management practices, increased pollinator habitat plantings, better communications and more outreach.

The first forum on the pollinator protection plan was held Feb. 24 in Frankfort.

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