This could be our best chance to save the bees
Almost every delicious bite of fresh produce you had this summer was made possible by hardworking bees eagerly pollinating summer fields and gardens.
We depend on bees.
We depend on bees for so much. But this year has seen massive losses in native and honey bee populations — some of the worst in decades — fueled in large part by neonicotinoid pesticides, or neonics.1,2
While the remaining bees are busy buzzing from flower to flower, we need to get busy protecting them.
We’re working hard to save the bees, and to fuel our campaign, we’ve set a goal of raising $10,000 by midnight tonight.
Toxic pesticides leave bees weak and vulnerable.
Neonics are toxic to bumblebees, leafcutter bees and the 4,000 other native bee species across America. Even exposure to tiny, sublethal amounts can affect reproduction rates and cause bees to stop eating and foraging, leaving them weak and vulnerable.3
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comments on the safety of neonics and could use this input to toughen regulations — if it hears from enough of us. This is our best opportunity yet to protect bees from dangerous neonics.
Donate today to help save the bees.
All of our previous work, from petitioning Amazon to stop selling neonics, to calling on Congress to strengthen bee protections, has only been possible thanks to supporters just like you.
But bees need our help now more than ever. Will you donate today?
This summer, we all enjoyed fresh produce pollinated by struggling bees. If we can convince the EPA to ban the worst uses of neonics now, next summer could be filled with the buzz of safe and healthy bees.
- Josh Woods, “US beekeepers continue to report high colony loss rates, no clear progression toward improvement,” Auburn University, June 25, 2021.
- Jules Bernstein, “Study shows common insecticide is harmful in any amount,” University of California, Riverside, August 5, 2021.
- F. Muth & A. S. Leonard, “A neonicotinoid pesticide impairs foraging, but not learning, in free-flying bumblebees,” Nature, March 18, 2019.