Get Involved: Protect Our Pollinators

Remember my poor, probably pesticide-poisoned honeybee?

The fact that she died with her tongue sticking out is a classic sign that pesticides were involved.

Well, it just so happens that this week there's a hearing scheduled on Beacon Hill about limiting the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in Massachusetts. This bill is supported by Massachusetts beekeepers, who are working to keep decisions that affect honeybees and other pollinators out of the hands of the pesticide manufacturers. 

If you live in Massachusetts, take a moment to write your state rep and senator in support of H.655, An Act Protecting Massachusetts Pollinators. Send an email in support of the bill to committee co-chairs Sen. Anne Gobi and Rep. Paul Schmid. While you're at it, copy your own reps. In Newburyport, that's Sen. Kathleen Connor-Ives and Rep. James Kelcourse. If you live in another part of the state, you can find your reps here

It only takes a few minutes to make a difference, so rattle off that email right now. Next spring's honeybee colony will thank you!


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