|Visitors young and old can learn from the bees at TLC's apiary|
This information also serves as a reminder of the many powerful forces at play that combine to cause widespread decline of vital pollinators. This makes it more important than ever for each of us to be aware and conscious of the things we can do every day to make a positive difference.
- Attend TLC's Open Hive Days to learn all about honey bees, the role they play in local and global ecosystems, and how to begin your own apiary.
- Share what you learn with others. Spread the word about how important honey bees and other pollinators are to our world.
- When building your bee-friendly garden or backyard, buy organic plant starts, or start your own plants from (non-treated) seeds.
- Avoid using insecticides that contain neonicotinoids. (A list of common products to avoid can be found here.)
- Ask the managers of your local nurseries to stop using these harmful pesticides or using suppliers that pre-treat with neonicotinoids. Let them know you will not buy these products.
- Visit BeeAction to learn more and sign a petition urging retail garden stores to stop using neonicotinoid-based insecticides.
- Urge your Congressional representative to support the Save America's Pollinators Act.