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.


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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