Be (really) kind to bees

After I posted a meme I had created to support Friends of the Earth’s campaign to save the bees, there was a comment about the validity of FOE’s claim about the dangers of pesticides to bees and other pollinators. In reading the 2014 Friends of the Earth report, which I found to be impressive, I believe that it entirely justifies their campaign to protect bees and and other pollinators.

Here, again, is the link if you missed it in my previous post about boycotting Lowes:

http://libcloud.s3.amazonaws.com/93/3a/3/4738/GardenersBewareReport_2014.pdf

Two sections I highlighted from the Friends of the Earth report:

FOE-REPORT snippet

and this:

FOE-REPORT-snippet2

And I briefly read through a report about Colony Collapse Disorder in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This line says speculates about a possible link (in 2009) between CCD and pesticides:

FOE-PNAS-snippet

Here is the link to the PNAS report referenced above:
http://www.pnas.org/content/106/35/14790.full.pdf+html