To Save Bees, Minn. Growers & Gardeners Are Switching Pesticides A new trend in gardening is generating a buzz. More growers and gardeners are moving away from chemicals and insecticides that are hurting or killing bees.
Home Gardeners' New Plants Could Be Killing Off BeesAn environmental group said Wednesday that many home gardeners may be unknowingly hurting the bee population, as the insects' numbers continue to decline. Bees pollinate many fruits and vegetables, including apples, strawberries, blueberries and cucumbers. The Pesticide Action Network along with a well-known University of Minnesota bee researcher said a study found that garden supply stores including Home Depot and Lowe's are selling plants that are treated with pesticides that kill bees.