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Pesticide Action Network Update 8/18/12

Today, we celebrate National Honey Bee Day and the many contributions of our favorite pollinators.

Thanks to them, we have almonds, apples, cherries, cucumbers and so much more.

But bees are in trouble. They continue to disappear at alarming rates, with beekeepers reporting astonishing losses this spring from New York to Ohio and Minnesota.

You can help!» While policymakers remain resolutely stuck — and have yet to take swift action to address the known causes of bee die-offs — home gardeners, backyard beekeepers and ordinary people all over the country have been stepping up.

Whether you create a pesticide-free haven for bees in your yard, write a letter to the editor, or chat with your neighbors about the importance of protecting pollinators, your actions will make a difference.

Build the movement» Visit our Honey Bee Haven site for simple tools to help you protect bees from harmful pesticides in your neighborhood and beyond. Let's celebrate National Honey Bee Day by doing what we can to protect them. Every little bit counts!

Thank you for all you do.