Bees On the Decline

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Bees are dying at an alarming rate. Bees don't just produce honey, they pollinate as much as 1/3 of our produce. Many foods such as apples, almonds and grapes to name a few will not survive without bees to pollinate them. Widespread use of a controversial group of insecticides called neonicotinoids is to blame.

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Honey Bees Need Our Help: Tips For Creating A Bee-Friendly Garden

Honey bees play a key role in producing much of the food we eat every day. Bee population decline is on the rise, and honey bees need our help to survive.

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Attracting bees and pollinators to your garden is as simple as planting the right flowers, shrubs, and trees. This list includes over fifty types that you can plant for bees through all the seasons

Why We Should Save The Bees

Why We Should Save the Bees - Carolina Honeybees

We should save the bees and other pollinators because our varied diet depends on insect pollination. There are things you can do to help.

Will the Bayer-Monsanto Merger Further Harm Bees? |     East Bay Express

Will the Bayer-Monsanto Merger Further Harm Bees? | East Bay Express

Will the Bayer-Monsanto Merger Further Harm Bees? | East Bay Express

Studying Backyard Bees

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20 Engaging Nonfiction Books About Bees

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The Environmental Impact Of Decreasing Bee Populations – Eco Karen

The Environmental Impact Of Decreasing Bee Populations

The Environmental Impact Of Decreasing Bee Populations – Eco Karen

Foods That Won’t Exist Without the Bee Population

The Grocery Shelves Would be Bare if All the Bees Die - Ditch The Toxins

Foods That Won’t Exist Without the Bee Population

New research finds bee-killing pesticides may be impacting our health  | CTV News

New research finds bee-killing pesticides may be impacting our health

Lots of recent research on neonicotinoid pesticides has focused on their deadly effects on honeybees and hives. Now, a Quebec research team has made some disturbing findings about the possible effects of the chemicals on human health.

37 million Bees found dead in Elmwood, Ontario, Canada, after large planting of GMO corn seed treated with Neonicotinoid pesticides.

Are GMOs Covered with Neonicotinoid Pesticides Killing the Bees?

37 million Bees found dead in Elmwood, Ontario, Canada, after large planting of GMO corn seed treated with Neonicotinoid pesticides. Local beekeepers are finding millions of their bees dead just after corn was planted here in the last few weeks. Dave Schuit, who has a honey operation in Elmwood, lost 600 hives, a total of 37 million bees. “Once the corn started to get planted our bees died by the millions,” Schuit said. He and many others, including the European Union, are pointing the…