Did you know that nearly 1/3 of all honeybees in the United States have died in the last few years?😱🐝
Scientists don’t know the exact cause, but a growing body of independent science links a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids (neonics) to widespread bee die-offs, both alone and in combination with other factors like disease and malnutrition.
29 independent scientists conducted a global review of 800 independent studies and found overwhelming evidence of pesticides linked to bee declines. The U.S. EPA continues to rubberstamp approval of these pesticides, even though there’s enough scientific evidence to force a second look and further research.
So what can you do to help save the bees?
🐝1. Let Your Lawn Get Back To Its Roots
Put down the weed killers! Allow dandelions & clover to grow again (two of bees' favorite delicacies). Not only will you spend less time mowing your lawn, the bees will thank you for it.
🐝2. Just say No to Pesticides
Avoid chemical sprays on your plants & yard. Do some research & try some natural, bee-friendly alternatives.
🐝3. Shop Responsibly
Supporting your local growers & supporting bees go hand in hand. When you can, buy your fruits and vegetables or from local farmers markets. The more you can support sustainable, earth-friendly agriculture the better!
Loving this comfy long sleeve by @starcovedesign to help bring awareness to save the bees. 🐝
It has such a cute & unique design and @starcovedesign uses eco-fabrics from recycled plastic bottles to cut down on unecessary waste. 🐝
Post by @rebeccahleigh