Help Xerces Society Bring Back the Bees
The number of honey bees and wild bees has plummeted in recent decades. Leading stressors to all bees are loss of habitat, loss of forage, and pesticides. Encouraging residents and farmers to plant more flowers and pollinator-friendly plants, leaving wild spaces, and eliminating pesticides are key to helping the number of bees bounce back. Time is short but it’s not too late.
Bees are the most important group of pollinating insects. They play vital roles in the reproduction of hundreds of thousands of wild flowering plant species as well as the yield of about 85 percent of all cultivated crops.
Xerces Society is a non-profit working to help these small animals by:
- working with farmers to promote bee-friendly best practices in regenerative farming
- running the Bee Better Certification program which lets grocery retailers know which farmers use bee-friendly agricultural practices and
- educating the public on the importance of planting pollinator-friendly plants and avoiding pesticides
My Climate Ride this year is dedicated to the Xerces Society. With your support we can help bee populations bounce back.