Save the bees

As bee populations drop around the world, endangering ecosystems and food production alike, we’re working to give bees the space they need to thrive.

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.

Want to learn more about the ways our world relies on bees? Check out this link for more information.

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Meet the bees we’re working to save
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Meet the bees we’re working to save

Bees of all kinds are facing a triple threat of pesticides, habitat loss and climate change. As we work to save them, let’s get to know them a little better.

Maine House and Senate vote to advance bill to protect bees

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Maine House and Senate vote to advance bill to protect bees

Both the Maine House and Senate voted Wednesday to advance a measure that would prohibit the use of certain neonicotinoids (neonics) for outdoor residential use. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Nicole Grohoski (Ellsworth), passed by a bipartisan 92-53 vote in the House and 27-7 in the Senate. While this is a clear signal that the bill has the backing to become law, the measure will face additional votes in the House and Senate before reaching the governor’s desk.

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Steve
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Steve
Blackledge

Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign, Environment America