Local Restaurants Launch Campaign to Protect Pollinators during National Pollinator Week

A recent government survey reports that U.S. beekeepers lost 44 percent of their colonies between spring 2015 and 2016 -the second highest loss to date. Numerous studies find that commonly used pesticides – both agricultural and residential pesticides- are a major contributing factor in pollinator declines.

Busboys and Poets said, “Without bees, we wouldn’t be able to serve 99% of our menu. Our participation in Pollinator Week is a small step toward a movement to promote the health of our planet’s ecosystems.”

The Tabard Inn said, “We believe it is important for us and our future generations to protect our environment and encourage smart use of our resources . . . By collaborating with local organic farmers, national organizations, and specialized purveyors, we aim to better the quality of our products, and ultimately everyone’s health. We strive to use pesticide-free, environmentally-responsible products.”

National Pollinator Week began ten years ago when the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the designation to protect pollinator populations. It has since grown to be an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and all other pollinator species.

SOURCE Beyond Pesticides