Earth Minute: Herbicides Killing Bees

Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod · Earth Minute: Herbicides Killing Bees Popular herbicide products are threatening bee species according to a new study in the Journal of Applied Ecology.  The study shows that inert ingredients found in products… Read More

Trump Administration Opens Wildlife Refuges to Bee-killing Neonics, GMO Crops

Reversal of National Ban Threatens Pollinators and Other Wildlife in Their Refuges   Washington, DC — The Trump administration has opened national wildlife refuges up to genetically modified crops and powerful pesticides, reversing a ban adopted under Obama, according… Read More

219,210 Americans Call on EPA to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

Groups deliver hundreds of thousands of comments to EPA Headquarters for neonicotinoid comment period   Washington, D.C. — A coalition of food safety and environmental groups delivered 219,210 public comments to EPA this month, urging the agency ban neonicotinoid pesticides… Read More

Court Holds Bee-killing Pesticide Approvals Violated the Law

EPA must analyze risks to endangered species SAN FRANCISCO—A Federal Court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) systematically violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) – a key wildlife protection law – when it approved bee-killing insecticides… Read More

BREAKING: Bayer Wins Case to Ban Protests at Annual Meeting

BREAKING: According to, Bayer has won the court battle to ban protest in the square outside its annual meeting (Legal document, in German, available here). SumOfUs members helped pay for the protest, which would represent beekeepers. Court documents… Read More

Aerial Spraying Kills Millions of Bees in South Carolina

Beekeepers in Dorchester County, S.C. discovered millions of dead bees this week after an aerial insecticide spraying intended to control mosquitoes. Through their Facebook page, Flowertown Bee Farm and Supply in Summerville estimated a loss of 46 hives totaling about 2.5 million… Read More