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Honey Bees in the U.S. are dying at an alarming rate. Greenpeace says the systemic nature of the problem makes it complex, but not impenetrable. Scientists know that bees are dying from a variety of factors—pesticides, drought, habitat destruction, nutrition deficit, air pollution, global warming and more. Many of these causes are interrelated. The bottom line is that we know humans are largely responsible for the two most prominent causes: pesticides and habitat loss. Honeybees are responsible for 80% of the worlds pollination; Seventy out of the top 100 human food crops — which supply about 90 percent of the world’s nutrition — are pollinated by bees! Bee loss affects EVERYONE!
What YOU can do:
Purchase our Save the Bees tote! Help get the message out & support the Planet Bee Foundation! A portion of the proceeds is donated. Plant bee-loving flowers in your yard, Do not use pesticides, Get a water feature or bird bath (Bees love them too!), Buy local honey, & Don't kill Bees. If you find a hive or see a swarm of bees, call a beekeeper to safely relocate it and help save the bees!
Remember, Honey Bees don't like to sting, they typically just mind their own beeswax!
Bees love: Lavender, Catmint, Sedum, Black-eyed Susan, Marigold, Crocus, Anise, Heliotrope, and more, depending on your region. Click the button below or ask your local nursery about bee-loving plants! CLICK HERE for more information!