Bees are essential for one out of every three bites of food we eat. But
they are being wiped out by the indiscriminant use of bee-toxic pesticides called neonicotinoids, or "neonics." These neonics are everywhere -- in commercial agriculture, on the shelf of your local garden stores, and as it turns out -- even in the plants and seeds we buy from nurseries, with no warning to the consumer.
Many "bee friendly" home garden plants sold at Lowe's and other leading garden centers have been pre-treated with pesticides shown to harm and kill bees. Leading home and garden stores in Europe have already taken neonics off the shelves–it's time for Lowe's to do the same. While pesticides like neonics may not be the only factor in bee die offs, they are a significant factor, and one that we can do something about.
Tell Lowe's to rid their stores of bee-toxic pesticides and garden plants!