WASHINGTON, August 9, 2017 - The U.S. Postal Service is selling a new set of Forever stamps to promote the vital role pollinators play in sustaining agriculture. 

In all, there are five different stamps, each featuring closeup photos of either a western honeybee 0r the monarch butterfly pollinating a variety of plants native to North America. Each stamp carries the message, “Protect Pollinators.” The stamps were dedicated last week at the American Philatelic Society National Summer Convention StampShow in Richmond, Virginia.

“Bees, butterflies and other pollinators sustain our ecosystem and are a vital natural resource,” said U.S. Postal Service Judicial Officer Gary Shapiro. “They are being threatened and we must protect them.”