Declare your independence from the bee-killer in your backyard

Are bee-killers lurking in your backyard? According to our groundbreaking new study, there's a good chance they are. We tested “bee-friendly” garden plants from Home Depot, Lowe's and Walmart in 18 cities across the U.S. and Canada and found more than half of the plant samples tested contained neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides at levels that could harm or kill bees--with no warning to consumers. So, instead of helping bees in our gardens, we may be unknowingly poisoning them. 

Thousands of people across the country have signed petitions, sent letters and taken to the streets asking retailers including Home Depot and Lowe’s to stop selling neonic pesticides. While we are making some progress and are in dialogue, these and other garden retail giants have yet to publicly commit to getting neonics off their shelves.

Fortunately, your voice is being heard. Nearly a dozen landscaping companies and retailers are taking steps to eliminate neonic pesticides from their garden plants and stores, including BJ’s Wholesale Club, with more than 200 stores in 15 states!

Declare your independence from bee-killing pesticides and pledge to only purchase neonic-free, organic garden plants and seeds. We’ll deliver these pledges to Lowe’s, Home Depot and other top retailers and demand that they listen to sound science and their customers and give bees a chance!


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