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.

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

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The American bumblebee is on the decline
An American bumblebee sits on a white flower.

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The American bumblebee is on the decline

In the past two decades, American bumblebee populations have dropped by 90%. If the decline of bees like this native pollinator isn't halted, plants and ecosystems across the country will suffer.

Meet the bees we’re working to save
A bee sits on a flower with pollen on its legs

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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.

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Steve
Blackledge

Steve
Blackledge

Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign, Environment America