Wisconsin lawmakers introduce legislation to save the bees 🐝

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — Enjoy consuming? Thank a pollinator!

Pollinators, such as bees, are important to our environment since they — you thought it — pollinate plants! However their numbers have actually considerably dropped in current years. 

2 Democratic state legislators, Agent Lee Snodgrass and Senator Melissa Agard, presented brand-new legislation Thursday, June 24, to fight the concern. 

The “Save the Bees with the Pollinator Protection Package” would forbid particular insecticides by state companies, and permits city governments to restrict or forbid the use of particular insecticides. 

“Pollinators play a crucial role in Wisconsin’s ecosystem and are absolutely vital in the agriculture and economic future of Wisconsin. Whether you’re a farmer, a gardener, someone who enjoys Wisconsin’s fresh produce, or simply likes to eat. Like me, we are all directly impacted by pollinators,” stated State Sen. Agard. 

It would likewise need the appropriate labeling of plants that had actually gotten insecticide treatments at greenhouses or plant stores. 

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.