Behind the cause
Acting as nature’s pollinators, bees have played an extremely vital role in our terrestrial ecosystems for millions of years. Unfortunately, in the past century a number of bee populations have gone extinct as a result of disease outbreak, monocultures such as corn and soy, and repeated use of dangerous pesticides.
Their dramatic decline not only threatens our harvests and livelihoods, but serves as a serious warning sign that our environmental attitude and practices must change.
HOW YOU CAN HELP THE BEES:
Saving the bees only takes a few simple everyday changes, such as:
- Plant wildflower seeds
- Eliminate pesticide and herbicide use
- Purchase local honey from community beekeepers
- Sign the Pollinator Pledge!
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