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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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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Steve
Blackledge

Steve
Blackledge

Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign, Environment America

Susan
Rakov

Susan
Rakov

Research Director, Environment America; Executive Director, Frontier Group