Organic Consumers Association

Pledge to Help Bees this Valentine’s Day!

Love food? Love flowers? Then we need your help to deliver a “Give Bees Some Love” Valentine’s Day card to your local Home Depot and Lowe’s Stores!

A new study co-authored by the Friends of the Earth and Pesticide Research Institute found that seven out of 13 samples of garden plants purchased at top retailers in Washington D.C., the San Francisco Bay Area and Minneapolis contain neurotoxic pesticides known as neonicotinoids. 

Neonics, made by Bayer CropScience and Syngenta, are the fastest-growing class of synthetic pesticides. They’re also linked to the mass die-off of honeybees. 

Please sign up to deliver a Valentine asking your local Home Depot and Lowe’s stores to “show bees some love” and stop selling bee-killing pesticides and garden plants pre-treated with these pesticides!

How do we get bee-killing plants out of garden centers? We started by asking the CEOs of two of the largest national chains—Home Depot and Lowe’s—to stop selling them. More than 500,000 people have signed petitions, including almost 75,000 who have signed the one started by OCA.

But it seems we haven’t yet caught their attention. So the OCA is joining with other organizations, from all over the country, who are asking activists to swarm their local Home Depot and Lowe’s stores Valentine’s week (February 10th-16th). 

The week before the week of action we’ll send you a follow-up email with the Valentine card and a step-by-step guide for taking action. If you can’t visit a store, please call your Home Depot and Lowe’s and ask them to stop selling bee-killing plants. And don’t forget to post on their facebook pages!

We’re also planning major demonstrations, on Feb. 12, in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Eugene, Ore., Chicago and Washington D.C. Stay tuned for more details!

Sign the Petition: Tell Home Depot and Lowe’s to Stop Selling Bee-Killing Plants  

Home Depot on Facebook 

Lowe’s on Facebook 

Thanks for taking action!



1-25 of 13325 signatures
Number Date Name Location Comment
13325 3 days ago jeff dennis Yountville , CA
13324 4 days ago Anonymous Watertown, CT
13323 5 days ago Elizabeth Patten Chichester, NH
13322 5 days ago Neleigh Schuerch Spokane Valley, WA Please help the bees!
13321 1 week ago Elaine Fredrick New Brighton, MN
13320 1 week ago Chris Pomeroy Austin, TX
13319 1 week ago John Lucas Allentown, PA
13318 1 week ago Joleen Santos Allentown, PA
13317 1 week ago Heidi Jamititus SLC, UT
13316 1 week ago Robyn Johnson Modesto, CA
13315 1 week ago Medik Nazari Housto, TX
13314 1 week ago Nasreen Ali Jacksonville, FL
13313 2 weeks ago JD Mateja San Francisco, CA
13312 2 weeks ago Katarina Schulze Mount Prospect, IL
13311 2 weeks ago bonita rhodes los angeles, CA we're killing ourselves and life around us.. poisoning and crippling drugs.. all for profit.. enough .. our population and bees and animals will die off.. then will u care
13310 2 weeks ago shawnee mclemore san diego, CA
13309 2 weeks ago Lindsay Schilling Whitehall, NY
13308 2 weeks ago Dona Smith Nederland, CO We can grow organically without these pesticides.
13307 2 weeks ago Jim Phillips Sonoma, CA Home Depot and Lowe’s stores to “show bees some love” and stop selling bee-killing pesticides and garden plants pre-treated with these pesticides!
13306 3 weeks ago Muriel PY Auxerre, MS
13305 3 weeks ago Muriel PY Auxerre, MS
13304 3 weeks ago verna krider westerly, RI
13303 3 weeks ago Brooke Lovingood NC
13302 3 weeks ago Adriana Micciulla Scottsdale, AZ
13301 3 weeks ago David DeLitta Manahawkin, NJ
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