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BEE Protective
Pollinators and Pesticides

Protecting honey bees and wild pollinators from pesticides

Since 2006, honey bees and other pollinators in the U.S. and throughout the world have experienced ongoing and rapid population declines. The continuation of this crisis threatens the stability of ecosystems, the economy and our food supply, as one in three bites of food are dependent on pollinator services. Scientific studies are consistently finding that a new, and increasingly popular class of pesticides, called neonicotinoids, are significant contributors to this devastating phenomenon. On December 1, 2013, the Euopean Union (EU) restricted the use of these dangerous pesticides for a period of two years. In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not taken effective action to protect pollinators and our food economy from harm. Beyond Pesticides has joined with beekeepers and thousands of people and organizations to urge EPA to join the EU in restricting neonicotinoid pesticides.

Bee can't wait 5 more years. And neither can we. Join our campaign to ban bee-harmful neonicotinoid pesticides.

If you want to get more involved through community, marketplace, and congressional action, click here!

Click the links to the left for more in-depth scientific and regulatory information on this important issue, view Beyond Pesticides' latest pollinator-related Daily News Blog articles to the right, and see below for the latest information on the plight of our pollinators.

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Let's All BEE Protective!

In order to move action forward on the pollinator crisis, Beyond Pesticides launched the BEE Protective campaign, a national public education effort supporting local action aimed at protecting honey bees and other pollinators from pesticides and contaminated landscapes. BEE Protective includes a variety of educational materials to help encourage municipalities, campuses, and individual homeowners to adopt policies and practices that protect bees and other pollinators from harmful pesticide applications and create pesticide-free refuges for these beneficial organisms. In addition to scientific and regulatory information, BEE Protective also includes a model community pollinator resolution and a pollinator protection pledge. Pollinators are a vital part of our environment and a barometer for healthy ecosystems. Let's all do our part to BEE Protective of these critical species.

Pollinator Alerts

Help Beyond Pesticides grow the pressure on all fronts by asking retailers, administrators, and elected officials to take action by eliminating or curtailing the sale and use of neonicotinoid pesticides.

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