(By Senators Facemyer, Anderson, Ross, Helmick, Minear,

Love, Bailey, Craigo, Edgell, Prezioso and Caldwell)

Designating the honey bee the official state insect.

Whereas, The sale of honey produced in West Virginia is an ever-growing segment of the state's economy; and

Whereas, The honey bee represents an insect whose activity produces more benefit to the state's economy than any other insect; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the Legislature hereby designates the honey bee the official state insect; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Governor and the Commissioner of Agriculture.