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May 7, 2014 | Feature

The Perfect Crime: What's Killing All the Bees?

Honey bee colonies have experienced widespread die-offs. Many beekeepers believe a class of pesticides are weakening their bees. Mega-corporations are making a killing off their pesticides—but are they also getting away with murder? View the photo essay.

May 2, 2014 | Feature

Infographic: Bees' Toxic Problem

Nearly one-third of all honeybees in the United States have perished in just a few years—and honeybees pollinate one-third of all the food we eat. This infographic is a closer look at a major cause of widespread bee die-offs, what it means to us, and how we can help the bees.

November 4, 2014 | Blog Post

Blocking Pesticides From the Beehive

Concerned citizens in Josephine County, Oregon, waged a successful fight to limit pesticide use within their borders, protecting bees in the process.

August 21, 2014 | Blog Post

Bees Need Help in California -- Today

The state of our honey bees is in danger. There’s a ghastly bill up for vote before the California Legislature – a bill that would postpone any action by the state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation to ban bee-killing pesticides until 2020.

June 23, 2014 | Blog Post

Listen To The Bees

I’m not an academic, not a scientist, nor a policy maker. I’m just a mom and a beekeeper who sees bee’s disappearing; and I’m terribly worried.

December 6, 2013 | Blog Post

Why Honeybees Matter

Collapsed colonies spell disaster for our food system, and toxic pesticide is to blame

September 11, 2013 | Feature

Feeling the Sting: Toxic Pesticide Threatens Honeybees

In an interview, attorney Greg Loarie discusses his work to get a toxic pesticide known as sulfoxaflor off the market, due to threats it poses to honeybees. Over the last few years, honeybees, which pollinate billions of dollars of U.S. crops annually, have been dying at unprecedented rates. Studies suggest that toxic pesticides like sulfoxaflor may be partly to blame.

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