Save the bees

Updates on our work to save the bees - from asking Amazon to stop selling bee-killing pesticides to sharing bee-friendly garden tips - and how you can help.

Bees play a crucial role in our lives. But as our society uses more pesticides, their populations are plummeting. Fortunately, we know how to help them: protecting already-existing bee habitat, expanding habitat by planting pollinator-friendly plants in our own gardens and on public lands, and ending the worst uses of the pesticides that are killing them. Together, we can save the bees.

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Around the world, 75% of all food crops and a full 90% of all wild flowering plants rely on bees for pollination.

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Why “Save the Bees” should extend to other insects
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Why “Save the Bees” should extend to other insects

This past spring, I noticed that flowers in my front yard were covered in aphids and I immediately bought insecticidal soap to get rid of them. My response to those aphids – get rid of them – has long been our response to all insects. But this decades-long antipathy toward all insects is one reason we’re facing an “insect apocalypse.”

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Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign, Environment America Research & Policy Center