The bee population has been declining for the last 8 years, the reported losses are so steep that it’s been dubbed Colony Collapse Disorder. There are a couple of threats to the bee population with pesticides, particularly neonicotinoids (NEO nicotine OIDS), doing the most damage. The application of neonicotinoids to plants isn’t directed at bees, but they’re innocent bystanders. The time to act is now. First and foremost … STOP using pesticides. Period. Many natural alternatives are available. Planting bee friendly gardens and buying organic are healthier for the planet and help bees thrive.