Organic Consumers Association

Campaigning for health, justice, sustainability, peace, and democracy
OCA's Save the Bees Campaign

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

Give Bees a Chance: Go Organic!
Bees pollinate a significant majority of the world's food, but they are disappearing at an alarming rate.
The mysterious mass death of honeybee populations is called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Neonicotinoid pesticides weaken the bee's immune system and cause disorientation, damaging the bee's ability to find its way back to the hive. Other toxic pesticides, such as glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, also contribute to CCD.
You can help protect bees by choosing organic food, grown without these toxic insecticides, and planting bee friendly gardens.

Scientific Studies

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

  • Natural Beekeeping
    Best practices for keeping honeybees healthy and productive with strategies for controlling mites, selective breeding for resistant bees, and more—now in full color with updated information.
  • Top-Bar Beekeeping
    Complete information on hive management and other aspects of using these innovative hives. All home and hobbyist beekeepers who have the time and interest in keeping bees should consider the natural, low-stress methods outlined in this book.
  • Towards Saving the Honeybee
    In addition to being a guide to the care and protection of the honeybee, this popular text demonstrates how the ills plaguing our honeybees proceed from the ills in our manner of living and doing business.
  • This comprehensive guide describes how to recognize beneficial insects that prey upon crop pests, reducing or eliminating the need for pesticides, and how to evaluate, design, and improve habitat for them.
  • Attracting Native Pollinators reflects the latest understanding about creating and managing pollinator habitat in four detailed sections: pollinators and pollination, taking action, bees of North America and creating a pollinator-friendly landscape.
  • This beginner's guide clearly explains everything you need to know to keep bees successfully, from getting your first bees to harvesting your first crop of honey. Spectacular photography brings the inner workings of the hive to life.

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