I'm a beekeeper in Loudoun County, VA and I'm concerned about the increase in bee deaths throughout the world. The fact that bee colonies bounced back in areas where a moratorium was placed on the use of neonicotinoids, seems to indicate that this specific class of pesticides is responsible for a big percentage of the population decline. Banning its use in the United States is the responsible thing to do and I wholeheartedly support the goal of this campaign!
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Saving bees isn't just about saving the honey makers of the world so we can have it to drizzle on our toast in the morning. When it comes to our food and wild plants and economic health, bees are invaluable. Bees pollinate one in every three bites you eat and 70 percent of America's food sources. If that statistic isn't alarming enough, let's add some dollar signs to it. The global value of bee…
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