National Pollinator Week is a time to increase public awareness of the critical contribution pollinators––bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and other organizms––make to plant health, crop productivity, and the preservation of natural resources, as well as the threat to their existence from pesticide contaminated habitat. Pesticides have consistently been implicated as a key contributor to dramatic pollinator declines. not only immediate deaths, but as a result of low-level exposure causing adverse effects to bee reproduction, navigation and foraging, and their vulnerability to disease and parasites.
Made by Pollinator Campaign: Speak to the important role pollinators play in our food system. By partnering with local restaurants that promote local, organic and sustainable practices, we educate through menu displays or a weekly special featuring foods dependent on pollinators for production. Get a restaurant in your community to participate. For more information, click here.
The Well-Stocked Hardware Store: Get your local hardware store and nursery to go bee-friendly by carrying products and tools that support organic land management. You can use our video Making the Switch - view it on our webpage by clicking here.
BEE Protective in Your Community: Plant nontoxic pollinator habitat and eliminate bee-toxic pesticide use within your community! Click here to learn more.