Growing Bee-Friendly Garden Plants: Profiles in Innovation

This report provides examples of wholesale nurseries, retailers and institutions that are responding to consumer demand to protect bees.

Follow the Honey

7 ways pesticide companies are spinning the bee crisis to protect profits. Pesticide companies are using Big Tobacco PR tactics to deflect blame for bee die-offs.

Bees in Trouble

Bees are essential in producing one out of every three bites of food we eat. In fact, 71 of the 100 crops that provide 90 percent of the world’s food—from almonds to tomatoes and strawberries—are pollinated by bees and honeybees, contribute nearly $20 billion to the U.S. economy and $217 billion to the global economy.

Gardeners Beware 2014

Two-thirds of the food crops humans eat every day require bees and other pollinators to successfully produce a crop. However, the health and productivity of honey bees, bumble bees, and other pollinators are in great peril, and populations are dwindling worldwide.

Gardeners Beware 2013

Bee-toxic pesticides found in "bee-friendly" plants sold at garden centers nationwide.