Save America’s Pollinators Act

super-beeMy dear friend Claudia is a big supporter of this cause as she has her own apiary. I have learned a great deal from her regarding the bees plight and it has become something I follow.

Representatives John Conyers (D, MI) and Earl Blumenauer (D, OR) have taken a major step to protect pollinators. They have recently introduced the Save America’s Pollinators Act, calling for the suspension of a certain class of systemic pesticides that are killing bees: neonicotinoids (“neonics” for short).

Just last month, 50,000 bumblebees were killed in a parking lot in Oregon by these very chemicals. This past spring, the European Union placed a two year ban on most neonics.

This bill calls for the suspension of neonics on plants attractive to bees until a full review of scientific evidence indicates they are safe and a field study demonstrates no harmful impacts to pollinators.

You can read the entire Act on the Center for Food Safety website.

I urge your support of H.R. 2692, the Save America’s Pollinators Act.

Tell your Representative
to support the Save America’s Pollinators Act and protect our bees!


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1 Response

  1. Claudia says:

    We have joined the lawsuit against the EPA for allowing these chemicals to kill the honeybees, butterflies, bats, and hummingbirds. Thank you for helping spread the word on the attempt to wrest Congress from the clutches of the pesticide companies. We can only hope…