Bee Advocacy and Activism
UrbanBeeSF’s primary mission is to seed the future with survivor bees. To that end, Terry Oxford strongly advocates for chemical free bee and pollinator nutrition. She calls for city policy makers to DEMAND that tree nurseries never pre-treat any city tree sapling with systemic, bee-killing pesticides or fungicides. Our need for monoculture aesthetic of plant perfection has to change to a mentality of re-wilding our landscape. We have normalized the poisoning of our food in exchange for uniformity, ease of shipping and cosmetic appearance. THAT's the work ahead of us. Follow the money and it all makes sense. With billions used just for lobbying purposes, can you really trust the industries who care more about defending themselves and their profits? When they start defending the earth with as much vociferousness as they defend themselves, then we can begin to listen to what they say. But for now, their actions speak louder than their words.
We must mobilize to protect insects and stop committing insecticide. For bees, it is now or never. Bees are in serious trouble. Humans will notice the loss of this species and it won’t be business as usual if pollinators are gone. Heads up chemical industry. Even shareholders eat food and care beyond the next financial quarter or two.