Protect bees from toxic pesticide cocktails

Across the country, we're spraying a toxic cocktail of pesticides -- and our beleaguered bees are paying the price for it.

When pesticides are applied together in our farms and fields -- as they very frequently are -- their impact is significantly amplified. When pesticides mix, they don't just add one toxic effect to another. Instead, each chemical tends to amplify the others' effects, producing cocktails that are more toxic than the sum of their parts. Taken alongside a slew of other pressures, from habitat loss to climate change, these pesticides have an unmistakable result: They're pushing thousands of bee species to the edge of extinction.

We need action to protect our bees. Tell the EPA to establish rules governing the mixed uses of pesticides.

Subject: To save the bees, control mixes of pesticides