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The Latest On: Bees

November 4, 2014 | Article

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 | Article

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.

July 8, 2014 | Case

Challenging California’s Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides

Environmental and food safety groups, represented by Earthjustice, are challenging California’s illegal practice of approving new agricultural uses for neonicotinoid pesticides, despite mounting evidence that the pesticides are devastating honeybees.

June 23, 2014 | Article

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.

May 2, 2014 | Feature

The Case of the Vanishing Honey Bee: Pesticides and the Perfect Crime

Since the mid-2000's, the die-off of domesticated bees has been so dramatic that the bee researchers coined a new phrase: Colony Collapse Disorder. What makes these die-offs different is that frequently the bees just vanish. One beekeeper calls this the Perfect Crime: no bodies, no murder weapon, no bees.

May 2, 2014 | Explainer

Infographic: Bees’ Toxic Problem

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.

December 6, 2013 | Article

Why Honeybees Matter

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

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