Behnke Nurseries is concerned about the health of bees and other pollinators. Working with the environmental group Friends of the Earth, it’s developed a company policy regarding the sale and use of neonicotinoid-containing insecticides. While the scientists continue to work on the causes of bee Colony Collapse Disorder, Behnkes feels it’s prudent to reduce the use of neonicotinoids because they’re implicated as one of the factors contributing to this problem.
As a gardenblogger I know this is not only an important issue but a tough one for businesses to respond to, and I’m thrilled to see Behnkes take this move.
Posted by Susan Harris.