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As you may know the common honeybee (Apis Mellifera) and many other pollinator species are in danger in our country. The bees specifically are suffering from a disease dubbed Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD. CCD is a persistent and growing problem in the United States that still requires a lot of research and preservation efforts to combat. Causes of CCD being considered include pesticides, mites, microbial disease, and habitat decline, all of these issues need to be researched to find ways to mitigate or eliminate these threats as much as possible.
Bees pollinate about 33\% of the food we eat, and many other crops such as cotton. The value of honeybee pollination to U.S. agriculture is more than $14 billion annually, according to a Cornell University study. Crops from nuts to vegetables and as diverse as alfalfa, apples, almonds, cantaloupe, cranberries, pumpkins, cotton and sunflowers all require pollinating by honeybees. We need honeybees, and we need to take drastic steps to protect them.
With growing gasoline and food prices already hurting pocket books in New York and all over America, could not financially survive such a disaster as a loss of Apis Mellifera would represent.

What we are specifically asking for:

 We would like to see $50 million added to research and development with Universities and other eligible institutions.

 We would like to add a state or federal program to subsidize apiarists and hobbyists to bolster the bee population in the United States.

 We would like to see legislation to protect areas that bees and other pollinators need by favoring renovating already developed areas and creating sanctuaries for these creatures.

Thank you for your time on this matter. We hope to hear from you very soon as this matter is of the utmost importance and urgency.

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