‘Pollinator Protection Act’ won’t save the bees

March 13, 2015

From: The Baltimore Sun | Sharelines

Bee losses probably are caused by a combination of stressors

I am writing to oppose passage of the Pollinator Protection Act in Maryland’s General Assembly this year (“Maryland measure seeks to protect bees from pesticides,” Feb. 17).

I use very few pesticides at my home in Prince Georges County. Those I do use are incorporated as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. I do use Imidacloprid in my greenhouse during the winter months. I am also a beekeeper and have nesting blocks for native pollinators.

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