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The United States is launching an effort to save some of its busiest workers: honey bees.

President Barack Obama created a task force comprising various agencies to address the issue of rapidly diminishing honey bees and other pollinators.

Honey bees pollinate fruit, nuts and vegetables, and are crucial for the nation’s food industry.

They have declined sharply in recent years due to various factors, including pesticides, mite infestations and loss of genetic diversity,the White House said Friday.

READ ON  – http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/22/politics/honey-bees-protection/

Obama Saves Bees

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