Native & Coastal Bees
I pledge to conserve the natural resources of the Earth and Ocean, the learn more about the bees and respect them, the think before I squish or spray, to go organic as often as possible, to say NO to pesticides, to plant bee-friendly flowers and herbs when available to me, to allow a patch of lawn to go wild, to slow the flow and save water and to spread the word or/and teach a friend. I pledge to pick up litter and reduce my use of plastics. I pledge to show respect for nature and all living things and to use my voice to speak up for the environment.
Native & Coastal Bee Education Resources
Bees are responsible for pollinating one in three bites of food we eat. Since the mid-1990s, colonies have been mysteriously collapsing with adult bees dying, disappearing and abandoning their hives around the world. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, it is likely caused by a variety of interacting factors, including pathogens, loss of habitat and increased exposure to systemic and other pesticides. Policymakers have yet to make this important pollinator’s health a top priority. Current regulations don’t provide adequate protection for bees. A groundswell of concerned citizens, gardeners and beekeepers is building to protect bees including the Pacific Beach Coalition.
- Vanishing of the Bees – What You Can Do
- Why California Is in Desperate Need of Bees – California Almond Growers
- Why We Need Bees – Natural Resources Defense Council
- 12 Entertaining ‘Bee-haviors’ of Native Bees
- List of Native Plants to Attract Native Bees – California Coastal Bees
- California Coastal Chapparal – Selecting Plants for Pollinators
- List of Must-See Bee Documentaries (with video clips)
- San Francisco Beekeeper Association
- Take The Pledge to Protect Bees
- San Mateo Bee Guild
- Santa Cruz Bee Guild
- Garden with the bees
We also put together a Bee-Toolkit for teacher and parents. Find activities to do at home or in the classroom to help our bees.