Neonics in supposedly “bee-friendly” plants in big box stores
Though they are sometimes sold that way, these are not “bee-friendly” products– especially when the highly bee-toxic pesticide application is systemic and persistent– which means that the neonics disperse throughout the plant and persist there.
We need our retailers to follow the example of those in the UK that stopped selling neonics and plants containing them.
Meanwhile, as a consumer, the only way to be sure you are buying plants that are feeding rather than poisoning bees is to buy organic plant starts.
Thanks for helping to protect our pollinators by avoiding neonic saturated flowering plants!