a movement to raise awareness about the plight of pollinators and how toxic pesticides contribute to their decline

ABOUT US

In June 2016 a group of beekeepers, farmers, community organizers, environmental groups, and concerned citizens banded together to host the “Keep the Hives Alive Tour” to raise awareness about the plight of pollinators and how toxic pesticides contribute to their decline.
 
Collectively, our mission is to educate the public of the dangers of bee-toxic pesticides; share the stories of beekeepers whose livelihoods have been jeopardized (and some lost) by the continued use of these products; and urge the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Congress to take action on toxic pesticides and support sustainable agriculture. 


Bees and other pollinators are declining at an alarming rate and an overwhelming number of scientific studies link these population declines to pesticide use.  Unfortunately, uses of toxic pesticides are having far-reaching impacts on a wide range of environments – everything from urban parks, to croplands, to beeyards and aquatic ecosystems. Beekeepers, farmers, and consumers all need a healthier environment for bees! Honey bees and native pollinators are essential to our food supply and help to provide one in every three bites of food we eat. That’s why the Keep the Hives Alive Tour traveled across the United States during National Pollinator Week in 2016 to educate the public about pollinator declines and how we all can work together to protect our pollinators. We want to continue the momentum built last spring by sharing resources, engaging communities to take action, and working together to create healthier habitats for pollinators.

Scenes From The 2016 Tour

Sacramento, California
Blue Dasher Farm, Brookings, SD
Blue Dasher Farm, Brookings, SD
Sacramento, California
Blue Dasher Farm, Brookings, SD
Bayer Headquarters, Raleigh, NC
Raleigh, NC
Raleigh, NC
Minneapolis, Minnesota
EPA Headquarters, Washington DC
EPa Headquarters, Washington, DC
EPA Headquarters, Washington DC
EPA Headquarters, Washington DC
EPA Headquarters, Washington DC
EPA Headquarters, Washington DC
Raleigh, NC
Blue Dasher Farm, Brookings, SD
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Blue Dasher Farm, Brookings, SD

Upcoming Events

Are you planning on hosting a film screening? Is your community organizing a pollinator event?  Email pollinators@centerforfoodsafety.org and we will help you share the BUZZ and connect with other pollinator advocates.

 
 
 
 

© 2017 by Keep The Hives Alive. 

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