Attracting and Protecting Pollinators and Wildlife
Certain pesticides have been linked to bee hive deaths around the world. Pesticides have also been linked to impacts on other wildlife including birds, Monarch butterflies and amphibians. In addition, genetically modified foods while banned in 60 countries due to health concerns are not even labeled in the U.S. We need to protect our wildlife and have the right to know what is in our food.
The Buzz On Protecting Our Pollinators
Nurseries and Big Box stores have been found to be selling plants as ‘friendly to bees’ when in fact they contain neonic pesticides known to kill bees.
—“What Farmers Needs to Know About Neonicotinoid Pesticides” — offers information on the impact of neonics, as well as less harmful alternatives
—Impact of Bee Die-Off on Maryland Produce Farmers
—Study Finds “Bee-Friendly” Plants Often Contain Harmful Pesticides
—Baltimore Sun June, 2014 article
—International scientific task force reports the impact of bee-killing #pesticides is conclusive
—Chesapeake Food Shed Network 9/8/15 Coffee Talk: Pesticide Impacts on Pollinators, Aquatic Life, and the Food Supply (note: the slides start after 6 minutes into the presentation)
Help Us Save Maryland’s Bees!
REPLACE NEONIC PRODUCTS WITH THESE SAFER ALTERNATIVES
HELP SAVE OUR HONEYBEES IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD
GUIDE TO BUYING BEE-FRIENDLY PLANTS AT GARDEN CENTERS
FACT SHEET FOR GARDEN CENTERS AND NURSERIES
POLLINATOR-FRIENDLY SEED DIRECTORY
SAFE POLLINATOR HABITAT SUPPLIERS