This is an email that I received last night from Mountain Rose Herbs. If you have never visited their web site, please do, it is awesome! Aside from selling great herbs and oils, they have a wealth of information for you to read and learn from! This is an important subject, so please take a minute or two and visit the links that they have provided. I am not in the pacific north, but we can all support their project, and we can do the same type of project wherever we live. After all, we live in one world!

"Mountain Rose Herbs has gotten together with our long term partner Beyond Toxics on their most recent project called 1000 Friends of Bees Campaign. As most of your know, a large percentage of our honeybee colonies are being threatened by habitat loss, introduced diseases, the spread of parasites, and worst of all, the widespread use of pesticides. Many biologists agree that without the simple honey bee, our entire food system would collapse as would other essential plant systems.
The problem is that pesticides poison the bees by direct contact with the plants and flowers they pollinate and from here the compound chemicals eventually contaminate the honey, pollen, and entire hive. Entire bee colonies have been collapsing at an alarming rate and the latest research points to pesticides as being the biggest culprit of these declines.
But don’t let this shocking news get you down! Mountain Rose Herbs and Beyond Toxics are addressing the impacts that pesticides cause to honeybee populations and we need your support! 1000 Friends of Bees Campaign is a neighborhood-by-neighborhood and city-by-city project dedicated to the preservation of the honeybee. The goal of 1000 Friends of Bees Campaign is to create pesticide-free zones in communities throughout the Pacific Northwest so that we can live together with our pollinators in a healthy and safe environment free of harmful chemicals.
There are numerous ways that you can help us spread the message and it will only take you a mere 2-3 minutes of your time.
Our goal is to have 1000 new friends of bees and you can do this 2 ways….
Many thanks for helping us spread the word on pesticide free living and many cheers for a happy and healthy future!"

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