A dangerous class of bee-killing pesticides known as “neonics” lurk around every corner for bees. One study found them on half of all sampled plants across the country.
Right now, neonics are even allowed to be sprayed where bees should be safest: wildlife refuges. Our dwindling bee populations need an escape from neonics, which poison baby bees’ brains, interrupt bee sleep patterns, and prevent healthy bee reproduction.
We can’t afford to lose more bees — especially in areas designated to protect them. I urge you to give bees a chance and reinstate an Obama-era ban on neonicotinoids in wildlife refuges.