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To Build Momentum

Bees and other pollinators need our help!

Help build momentum in support of healthy bee populations. Share the issue with your community and keep the pressure on policymakers to prioritize pollinator health. Every little bit makes a difference.

 

Hold leaders accountable

Your elected representatives want to hear from you (and if they don't, that's all the more reason to be in touch!). The key to influencing them is proving that you are a well-informed, committed and persistent constituent.

Take action» Bees are still dying. Urge Congress to step up.
Congress has the authority to exercise oversight over federal agencies like EPA. They can call a hearing, and they alone can fix a broken pesticide law that leaves EPA hamstrung and captive to industry players like Bayer. Help them understand what’s at stake.

Also, writing to your paper is one of the most effective things you can do to show public support for pollinator protection and help build momentum to protect bees.

Take action» Write to your local paper and join the public conversation.
Make sure EPA, and others poised to decide the fate of bees, know what’s at stake and that people are paying attention.

Build community

When it comes to making change, we are most influenced by friends, family members and people with whom we work and worship. Ask friends or neighbors over to share a meal and dedicate the conversation around your dinner table to honey bees, the pollinators responsible for one in every three bites of food we eat. Also, share your support of bees at farmers markets, gardening clubs or through beekeeping clubs. You could even start a bee-related book club!

Host a film screening

 

Invite neighbors and friends for a film screening at your house, or coordinate a screening at your local community center. Not sure what to watch? We recommend Vanishing of the Bees and Queen of the Sun, and there are many more.

Vanishing of the Bees — Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees.

Queen of the Sun — This film looks as "what the bees are telling us" and takes a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, weaving stories from beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva.