MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The city of Minneapolis passed a resolution Friday morning to protect the city’s dwindling bee population.
The resolution means the city will now plant more food for pollinators and decrease pesticide use on land the city owns and manages.READ MORE: Dave Thorson And Jason Kemp Announced As New Assistant Coaches For U of M
“(Bees’) dwindling population also poses a threat to our food security. With the passage of today’s resolution, Minneapolis is now doing its part in the global effort to protect and grow the pollinator populations,” Mayor Betsy Hodges said.READ MORE: Minnesota Stares Down Another COVID-19 Surge
The city’s efforts over the last nine months will help protect the bee population, by increasing bee friendly plants in the city. Currently, the city’s green roof houses about 75,000 bees.MORE NEWS: Public Health Alert Issued For Raw Ground Turkey Linked To Salmonella Hardar Illness
City leaders say pollinators are a necessary component of a healthy ecosystem and food system. They provide pollination of plants needed to grow vegetables, herbs and fruits.