BEEVINE EXPERIENCE: The beekeeper of a small, one-acre property in northern California, Tom Dolan, has seen a lot of change in the first months of his tenure.
“We’ve been dealing with this for a couple of years now.
It’s the first time I’ve had a president who has really stepped up to the plate and said, ‘I’m here to protect the bees.'”
The beekeepers have been calling Trump “the bee king,” and Dolan said that is what has drawn him to the job.
Dolan told Breitbart News that he’s not sure if Trump has actually changed his views on beekeeping, but he said that the President has “given us an opportunity to show that we are a beekeeper first and a farmer second.”
“The most important thing for me is to be a bee farmer,” Dolan explained.
“It’s been really important to me that this has been an American job.
I love this country and I love my job.
And I want to make a difference in the world.
I want my bees to be healthy.
I’m a bee scientist, and I’m the bee king.
I don’t want to be the king of bees.”
Dolan, a veteran beekeeper, started his beekeeping career in 1985 and has since grown the business to more than 50 employees.
The company now employs about 10 people, mostly beekeepers, who live in a complex of trailers and trailers with two large hives.
The company was started by Dolan and his wife, Sue, who owned a ranch that they bought in 1996, and now also own their property, which is surrounded by vineyards.
The Dolan’s farm is on the western side of the property, and they rent out the entire property to commercial beekeepers and their workers.
Dolan said he has seen the President’s recent executive orders regarding beekeepers.
“I saw a couple in the press conference where they had to say, ‘We’re going to give these farmers permission to sell their bees to pollinators and to pollinate other farms,’ ” Dolan recalled.
“The President said, `We’re not going to allow that.
He said, “You can’t take away bees. “
He added, “He was very forceful.
He said, “You can’t take away bees.
You just can’t.
You’ve got to give them permission.”
When asked if Trump had actually changed anything, Dolan responded, “Absolutely not.
The only thing I can tell you is that he appointed me the new bee king.””
I think the President knows that he has an opportunity here,” he added.
“He wants to make sure we get our bees healthy, and we’re going all in.
I think the rest of the beekeepers feel the same way.”
Dylan Dolan (right) with Sue Dolan.
Photo courtesy of the Dolan family.
Dana Bojangles, executive director of the Beekeepers Union of Southern California, also commented on the change in Trump’s bee policies.
“In my view, the President hasn’t really changed his position,” Bojangle said.
“If anything, he has gone back to the policies he’s been advocating for.
The first thing he said in his first day on the job was that we were going to protect bees and protect the honeybees, and that’s exactly what we’ve been doing.
The President’s actions are consistent with what we have been saying all along.”
Dana said that in addition to beekeeping issues, the bee industry is facing challenges from climate change, habitat loss, and a growing number of disease threats.
The union is currently lobbying the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for protection of the country’s honeybees.
“What’s really interesting is that we’ve seen a big spike in bee losses over the past few years,” Bozangles said.
She added that the Dolphans have been working to get the Trump administration to take action on climate change.
“So, the honey bee is the main target.
We’ve been pushing the Trump Administration on that for years.
We’re trying to get them to step up and make a commitment to protect these bees.”
In February 2018, the U.”s.
Fish & Wildlife Service announced that it would be issuing regulations to protect honeybees and other pollinators in the United States.
The EPA’s proposed rule was expected to be finalized in early 2019, but the DOLANS are still working to ensure the beekeeping industry will have access to protections in the new regulations.”
It is our sole livelihood. “
[We] rely on honeybees for our livelihood.
It is our sole livelihood.
The industry has been impacted by climate change and the decline of honeybees in many ways.
We have to protect them.”