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Bee Protection on the Table in Massachusetts
by Annie Lemelin

The dramatic decline in pollinator populations linked to the overuse of a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids is putting our food supply at risk. Massachusetts must take action to restrict neonics and protect pollinators. Two bills under consideration by the legislature present good options for managing these challenges.

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Beelieve it! Maryland and Connecticut Pass Landmark Legislation To Protect Pollinators
by Annie Lemelin

Following in the footsteps of President Obama’s Pollinator Research Action Plan, several states have proposed bills to study why bees are dying off in such alarming numbers. But no state has taken direct action to curb the use of neonicotinoids (a class of pesticides that has been linked to the die off) — until now!…

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Bee Grateful! Massachusetts Legislature Focuses on Honey Bee Health
by Elena Mihaly

Honey bees play a critical role in agricultural production. One in every three bites of food we eat depends on a crop that is pollinated by honey bees! As a reminder, pollination is what happens when a pollinator (often a honey bee) visits a flower and transfers pollen from the male parts to the female…