Tell Congress: Protect bees from harmful pesticides

Tell Congress: Protect bees from harmful pesticides

Enjoy honey, chocolate and coffee? With bee populations in freefall, some of your favorite foods might start to vanish alongside your favorite pollinator.


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It’s time to save the bees.

A summer day just wouldn’t be complete without the buzzing of bees.

That’s why Representatives Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) and Jim McGovern (Mass.) put together a plan to protect bees by suspending the use of neonicotinoids, a dangerous class of pesticide.1

We need to tell our U.S. House representatives to support the Saving America’s Pollinators Act and protect the bees before it’s too late.

Toxic pesticides are killing vital pollinators.

Bee pollination is crucial to many delicious fruits and vegetables, as well as cotton and nonedible plants. If we don’t work together to protect the bees now, your favorite plants and snacks could be a thing of the past.

With over 4,000 unique native bee species in America, we need to protect the lives and biodiversity of these pollinators.2

Despite a decrease in the use of pesticides over the last decade, their toxic impact on bees has doubled due to new, far more dangerous uses of neonics.3 This new bill would temporarily suspend the use of neonicotinoids, but only if we can get it through Congress.

Tell Congress to protect bees before it’s too late.

Not only will this bill suspend the use of neonics — it will also further the current research on native pollinator populations.4 The bill will introduce a new, highly advanced monitoring network to track native bee populations, but only if you help get it through Congress. A quarter of bee species haven’t been found in the wild since 1990 — with this new monitoring network, we can work to prevent the loss of even more bees.5

With your help, we can convince Congress to pass this bill and pave the way for even more pollinator and ecosystem protections down the road.

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  1. Jacob Wallace, “Lawmakers reintroduce plan to save the bees,” E&E News, June 25, 2021.
  2. How many species of native bees are in the United States?”, USGS, last accessed July 7, 2021.
  3. Damian Carrington, “Toxic impact of pesticides on bees has doubled, study shows,” The Guardian, April 1, 2021.
  4. Jacob Wallace, “Lawmakers reintroduce plan to save the bees,” E&E News, June 25, 2021.
  5. Valerie Yurk, “Records show bees are declining globally,” E&E News, January 22, 2021.