The Agriculture and Livestock Committee of the Texas House will hold hearings on pollinator health issues in July. The committee will meet jointly with the Committee on Culture, Recreation & Tourism.
The charge of the hearing is given below.
“Study the effects of declining migratory species, such as the monarch butterfly, as well as native and domesticated bee populations on agricultural production and its economic impact on the state. Identify possible causes of the population changes and monitor national trends. Make recommendations on how to improve and promote monarch butterfly and bee populations and habitats in the state.”
Beekeepers who wish to provide testimony or speak about the issues may contact their state representatives or the committee members’ office contacts.
When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10AM
Where: State Capitol Room E2.010
Who: Committee Chair, Rep. Tracy King (512-463-0194)