Earth to EPA: Bees need help now
  • Petitioned Lisa Jackson

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EPA Administrator
Lisa Jackson

Earth to EPA: Bees need help now

    1. Petition by

      Pesticide Action Network North America

In the last four months, 1.2 million people around the world have raised their voices on behalf of honey bees – urging officials to take decisive, precautionary action by suspending a suspect class of pesticides (neonicotinoids) known to undermine honey bee immunity.   

Following the “leaked memo” in December, 10,000+ PAN supporters petitioned EPA to pull clothianidin (a neonicotinoid) until the science supporting its registration is re-done right and in partnership with practicing beekeepers.

EPA responded, agreeing to move up their review of this family of pesticides and improve the science behind bee decisions (which is good!), while declining to take action on a timeline that will be meaningful for bees or beekeepers. We don’t have the 5+ years it will take for either of these decisions to play out – EPA needs to hear this. Join the global movement to protect bees by signing this petition, and learning more about the issue.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 20 signatures
    2. Petition delivery date has been pushed. That gives us more time to voice opposition to bee-killing pesticides!

    3. Reached 17 signatures
    4. Only 3 more days to call for an end to honeybee-killing pesticides. Will you join us?

    5. Reached 15 signatures
    6. EPA Needs to Protect Bees from Pesticides' Sting

      Bees are our friends. Sure, they've been prominent villains in bad movies such as The Swarm. And yes, some of us (like me) are deathly allergic to them. But let's face it: Bees do us a big favor by pollinating plants, which allows us to enjoy those...

    7. Check out the Colony Collapse iPhone game

    8. Reached 12 signatures
    9. Through pollination, honeybees are responsible for one-third of America's food production!

    10. Reached 1 signatures
    11. American beekeepers are losing 29 to 36% of their hives every year from Colony Collapse Disorder

    12. Reached 1 signatures
    13. Will You Take Time to Help Struggling Honeybees?

      Honeybees have it rough right now. Since 2006, the pollinators have been wracked by Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious disease where honeybees leave their hives, never to return again. American beekeepers report losing 29 to 36 percent of their...

    14. Reached 500 signatures
    15. is promoting this campaign today as part of our belated Earth Day Party (read more here: ).

      Tweet this campaign today with the hash tag #EarthdayEveryday!

    16. Reached 250 signatures
    17. The EPA's own scientists say that clothianidin could contribute to honeybee death

    18. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Debra Sewall APPLETON, WI
      • over 2 years ago

      We need to take our country back . Greed = Madness. The USDA and FDA are irrational, big biz driven. It hurts ALL of us and our future generations.

    • Belgin Gurdal LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Bees are the reason why we exist on this earth and I love honey very much.

    • june dobbs ASHLAND CITY, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      its the right thing to do

    • martin trowbridge LAFOLLETTE, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      I myself, am a beekeeper , I do know the importance of our honeybees . The places we go out to eat would shut down , due to no food to supply their demands. The world we live in today require that honeybees along with other insects , must exist ! No exceptions ! Trees must be pollinated in order for our businesses and schools to operate , for they must have paper and pencils, 1/3 of every teaspoon of food that we put into our mouths require the pollination of honeybees , they are responsible for 80% of pollination that we must have in order for us to survive , even the medication we take today has an ingredient in it that has came from the hive of the honeybees ! If we continue to find things to destroy mother nature we are heading for our own destruction to exist in this world , why not boil hot pepper in water and use the water to spray our plants instead of chemicals . It really works ! It does not harm our insects that pollinate the plants. It also does not change the taste of the food that we eat !

    • Terri Scheinuck COTTONWOOD, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      Without bee pollination we will have no food.

      Do you understand this? Your inaction is insulting even to stupid people and yet, you expect respect. There is no respect for inaction. You are part of the problem, not the solution. As usual, we expected far too much from our government. What a cryin shame.


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