These deadly pesticides are devastating bees

Our planet doesn’t need neonics, but it does need bees.

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These deadly pesticides are devastating pollinators

The pesticides in question are called neonicotinoids, better known as neonics. Exposure to these chemicals damages baby bees’ brains, weakens their immune systems, and keeps them from navigating to and from their hive while foraging for food.

Our planet doesn’t need neonics, but it does need bees. That’s why we’re calling on states to ban the worst uses of bee-killing neonics.

Neonics are making the environment toxic to bees

Part of what makes neonics so dangerous is that they are persistent in the environment. They spread in waterways and drift after being applied, ending up in plants miles away from where they’re supposed to be.

Since the introduction of neonics in the 1990s, the agricultural landscape across America has become 48 times more toxic to bees.

Take action to save the bees

We can make a difference on this issue. By banning the worst uses of neonics, your state can create a healthier environment for bees.

Already, we’re seeing success from our advocacy. We’ve helped lead the charge to convince 10 states to ban some of the worst uses of these bee-killing pesticides. Will your state be next?

Take action to protect wild bees, honey bees, and other pollinators.

 

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