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 13322 signatures
Number Date Name Location Comment
13322 8 hours ago Neleigh Schuerch Spokane Valley, WA Please help the bees!
13321 3 days ago Elaine Fredrick New Brighton, MN
13320 3 days ago Chris Pomeroy Austin, TX
13319 4 days ago John Lucas Allentown, PA
13318 4 days ago Joleen Santos Allentown, PA
13317 5 days ago Heidi Jamititus SLC, UT
13316 5 days ago Robyn Johnson Modesto, CA
13315 1 week ago Medik Nazari Housto, TX
13314 1 week ago Nasreen Ali Jacksonville, FL
13313 1 week ago JD Mateja San Francisco, CA
13312 1 week ago Katarina Schulze Mount Prospect, IL
13311 1 week 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 1 week ago shawnee mclemore san diego, CA
13309 1 week ago Lindsay Schilling Whitehall, NY
13308 1 week ago Dona Smith Nederland, CO We can grow organically without these pesticides.
13307 1 week 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 1 week ago Muriel PY Auxerre, MS
13305 1 week ago Muriel PY Auxerre, MS
13304 2 weeks ago verna krider westerly, RI
13303 2 weeks ago Brooke Lovingood NC
13302 3 weeks ago Adriana Micciulla Scottsdale, AZ
13301 3 weeks ago David DeLitta Manahawkin, NJ
13300 3 weeks ago Anonymous Dayton, OH Please show our bees some love and dont kill them. They are here to help us.
13299 3 weeks ago Chris Peden South Bend, IN
13298 3 weeks ago Sarah Kakiel NY
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