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Bees, butterflies, and other insects face serious threats from a variety of sources, ranging from the impacts of climate change and industrialized agriculture's use of mono-cropping and pesticides, to the decrease in healthy food sources and habitat.


  1. Chemicals used to remove weeds from farm crops, ballfields, parks, gardens, golf courses and back yards also kill native plants and flowers that pollinators need for energy.

  2. Chemicals such as neonicotinoids and glyphosate, used in agriculture and on lawns, are particularly harmful.

  3. Pollinators like bees are crucial to ensuring a stable food supply. “Bees are crucial to our economy – without them it would cost UK farmers £1.8 billion a year to pollinate our crops. In a world without bees, our food would cost a lot more to produce and our economy would suffer.” - Friends of the Earth

  4. Urban sprawl that replaces open fields with roads and parking lots also eliminates important habitat and food sources.

  5. Climate change is changing natural patterns that pollinators rely on—from the timing of blooming flowers, to the schedule of hibernation or migration.

Beekeeper Holding a Honeycomb


  1. Plant a pollinator-friendly garden. Example >

  2. Install a bee house in your back yard.

  3. Subscribe to Rent Mason Bees to bring docile bees to help pollinate your neighborhood while you expand native bee populations.

  4. Buy honey from local beekeepers to support their efforts.

  5. Don't use weed killer sprays or bug poisons.

  6. Buy organic food when possible.

  7. Demand the government regulate pesticide use more.

  8. Use this bee kit for more facts and ideas for how you can help the bees:

  9. Check this link for safe garden solutions.

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