Without Bees “OUR”  future is uncertain

Did you know that:

Beesare essential in providing our food.

Beescan be either nurtured or harmed and killed by what we plant in our garden.

Beeswill starve if we do not decrease the amount of grass we maintain and plant more flowers.

Latest News and Articles

-  Contamination of the Aquatic Environment with Neonicotinoids and its Implication for Ecosystems , Francisco Sanches-Bayo, et al., Frontiers in Environmental Science, Nov. 2, 2016 [older article]

-  Neonicotinoids disrupt aquatic food webs and decrease fisher yields, Science, Masumi Yamamuro, et al., Nov. 1, 2019

-  Neonic pesticides hurt birds as well as the insects they eat , StarTribune, Jim Williams, Oct. 8, 2019

-  Agriculture Department Suspends Critical Tracking of Plunging Honey Bee Population , Huffington Post, Mary Papenfuss, July 8, 2019

-  Program to pay Minnesota homeowners to let their lawn go to the bees , Star Tribune, Greg Stanley, May 30, 2019

-  Bee proud: Minnesota is among the best at protecting pollinators , MPR News, Dan Gunderson, March 4, 2019

-  Study Predicts Demise of Insects within Decades if Pesticide Dependence Continues, Beyond Pesticides, February 11, 2019

-  Windshields clearly tell tale of insect loss , Star Tribune, Jim Williams, January 22, 2019

-  What are Neonicotinoids? , Prairie Moon Nursery, January, 2019

-  Dayton task force finds many ways to give bees a chance , Star Tribune, Josephine Marcotty, November 20, 2018, Full Report

-  Minneapolis Park Board to end all glyphosate use on parkland , Star Tribune, Karen Zamora, October 5, 2018

-  Shoreview makes it official with the bees , Shoreview Press,Sara Marie Moore/Editor, October 3, 2018

-  Nonprofit sues city of Minnetonka for denial of EAW at Lone Lake Park , Lakeshore Weekly News, Lara Bockenstedt, October 1, 2018

-  Beyond Neonics: New Study Shows Glyphosate Also Major Threat to World's Honey Bee Population , Common Dreams, John Quelly/Staff Writer, September 25, 2018

-  Minnesota cities to Congress: Let us help the bees , MPR News, Elizabeth Dunbar, September 19, 2018

-  RELEASE: Rep. Rick Hansen proposes “Lawns to Legumes” cost share on National Honey Bee Day , State Representative Rick Hansen, August 18, 2018

-  Canada to phase out crop chemicals linked to bee deaths , Reuters, Rob Nickel, August 15, 2018

-  New Hope promises to ‘Bee Safe’ haven for pollinators , Sun Post, Megan Thorstad, May 1, 2018

-  New Science Shows Bee-Killing Pesticides are Unnecessary on Most Farms , Civil Eats, Doug Gurian-Sherman, Mar. 28, 2018

-  Pesticide Exposure, and Poor Nutrition: A One-Two Knockout Punch for Pollinators , Beyond Pesticides, Jan. 28, 2018

-  Can bees, farming co-exist?, Mikkel Pates, Agweek, Jan. 29, 2018

-  Roadside prairies approved , Chris Rogers, Winona Post, Aug. 14, 2017

-  Large Study Links Key Pesticide to Weakened Honeybee Hives , Seth Borenstein, Associated Press, Jun. 29, 2017

-  Cheerios Is Giving Away Free Wildflower Seeds to Help Save Bees. But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Plant Them , Mahita Gajanan, Fortune, Mar. 19, 2017

-  Wild Bee Decline Threatens US Crop Production , … first-ever national bee map shows much farmland at risk, Joshua Brown, University Communications, University of Vermont, February 21, 2015

-  This Small City is Setting Aside 1,000 Acres For Bees and Butterflies , Hillary Hanson, Huffington Post, February 18, 2017

-  EPA botches bee-toxic pesticide risk assessments , Kate Colwell, Friends of the Earth, January 13, 2017

- New Report: “How Neonicotinoids Kill Bees” , Aimee Code, Xerces Society, December 14, 2016, Summary Report , Recommendations , Full Report

- New Report: Net Loss—Economic Efficacy and Costs of Neonicotinoid Insecticides Used as Seed Coatings: Updates from the United States and Europe” , Peter T. Jenkins, Center for Food Safety, December 6, 2016, Report

-  “EPA Should Stop Sugarcoating the Catastrophic Effects of Neonic Seed Coatings” , Larissa Walker, Center for Food Safety, December 6th, 2016

-  “It’s the diversity of pesticides, not the types or doses, that may be killing bees” , Ron Meador, MinnPost, Oct. 13, 2016

-  “Winona’s Pollinator Pledge” , Chris Rogers, Winona Post, Nov. 23, 2016

-  “Excelsior Adopts bee-safe resolution” , Paige Kieffer, Sun Sailor, Oct. 3, 2016

-  “Seeking to reverse bee decline, Dayton orders limits on pesticide use” , Dan Gunderson & Elizabeth Dunbar, MPR News, Aug. 26, 2016

-  “Dayton issues bee-friendly rules limiting insecticide use” , Jennifer Brooks, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Aug. 26, 2016

-  "Bee-Toxic Pesticides Found in 'Bee-Friendly' Plants sold at Garden Centers Across the U.S.” , Gardeners Beware 2016, Friends of the Earth, August 2016

-  “How to plant a pollinator-friendly garden” , MPR News Staff, June 27, 2016

-  “Presidential Memorandum - Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators” , Office of the Press Secretary, White House, June 20, 1016

-  “Buzz Kill, How the Pesticide Industry is Clipping the Wings of Bee Protection Efforts Across the US” , Friends of the Earth, June, 2016

-  “Review: ‘If Bees Are Few: A Hive of Bee Poems,’ edited by James Lenfestey” , Josephine Marcotty, Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 29, 2016

-  “Bees, butterflies to get better habitat along Interstate 35” , David Pitt -   Associated Press, Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 26, 2016

-  “Macalester College signs Resolution to ‘Bee” Friendly” , Press Release, Center for Food Safety, May 9, 2016

-  “Gardeners flock to bees defense and push to dump pesticide” , Josephine Marcotty, Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 8, 2016

- “LWV Minnesota Releases New Briefing Paper on Bee Decline”, December 8, 2015, St. Paul, MN Press Release , Briefing Paper

-  “In win for beekeepers, Minnesota links insecticide to damaged hives” , Josephine Marcotty, Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 20, 2016

-  “New Studies Identify Fungicides as a Factor in Declining Bee Health” , Beyond Pesticides, June 22, 2015

-  “Bees feeding on fungicide-dosed flowers develop health issues, studies say” , Brandon Keim, The Guardian, June 18, 2015

-  “Wild bees, butterflies and other pollinators are on the path of extinction if we don’t stop poisoning them” , Natural News, March 11, 2016 UN Report

-  “USDA inspector general to investigate alleged censorship of scientists” , MPR News, Dan Gunderson, February 12, 2016


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