Organic Consumers Association

Tell Robert Niblock, CEO of Lowe’s: Stop Selling Bee-Killing Plants and Pesticides!

 Earlier this year the OCA, Friends of the Earth and other groups gathered  more than a half-million petition signatures to Frank Blake, CEO, Home Depot and Robert Niblock, CEO, Lowe's, asking them to stop selling plants pretreated with bee-killing pesticides. 

A representative for Mr. Blake and Home Depot has reached out, and we are in discussions with Home Depot about how to source plants that are not coated in deadly neonicotinoids (the pesticide most implicated in the die-off of bees).

But so far, no word from Mr. Niblock or Lowe’s.

Please tell Robert Niblock, CEO of Lowe’s, stop giving us the silent treatment! Please tell us that Lowe’s will stop selling bee-killing plants and pesticides!

A recent 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. 

How do we get bee-killing plants out of garden centers? We start by asking the CEOs of two of the largest national chains – Home Depot and Lowe’s – to stop selling them. 

Thank you, Home Depot, for reaching out—we hope to work closely with you until there are no more bee-killing plants and pesticides in your stores.

Lowe’s? Can you hear us buzzing now?


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Number Date Name Location Comments (optional)
28801 12 minutes ago Anonymous Austin, TX Without bees that pollinate the world how is the human species going to survive? Do you have children and grand children MR. Niblock? Think about their future....
28800 23 hours ago Sigrid Fernandes Hazelwood, MO
28799 1 day ago Moira Alexander Smithtown, NY STOP SELLING BEE KILLIN PESTICIDES
28798 1 day ago Peggy Kol Lakeland, FL I don't doubt that you know the importance of bees to human food production. I pray that your company, as well as others, will find a solution that will benefit the bees, thus all of us. Thank you ...
28797 3 days ago beth andrasak willoughby, OH
28796 3 days ago David Klopp Golden Valley, MN Mr. Niblock, I think smart eco-gardeners would spend more in your stores and seek you out if you could led the way. A politician said " Show me which way the people are going and I will lead the...
28795 4 days ago Erin Gregoire Manchester, NH
28794 4 days ago Anonymous brooksville, FL
28793 7 days ago Gloria Harwig coon rapids, MN I am a gardener, and usually spend several hundred dollars at your store each summer in supplies and plants. Please be aware that I will not be buying from Lowes until I am assured that no neonicot...
28792 1 week ago Joseph A. Wieczorek Westland, MI Shame on Lowes!!!
28791 1 week ago Anonymous Rockville, MD
28790 1 week ago CHRISTINE GONZALES IL
28789 1 week ago Gail Wurdeman Zion, IL
28788 1 week ago Anonymous St. Petersburg, FL Dear Mr. Niblock,
Isn't the minimum we should all live by is "First Do No Harm?" Now that you know about this problem, any future damage is on you.
And please stop perpetuating cypress mulch...
28787 1 week ago Jennifer Beek bangor, ME
28786 1 week ago dianne scialla greenwood village, CO Look at the science, you are killing bees.
28785 1 week ago Cynthia Rose Brandon, FL
28784 1 week ago Edith Spitz FL
28783 1 week ago Katie Spitz Fort Lauderdale, FL
28782 1 week ago Erin Gregoire Manchester, NH
28781 1 week ago Cheryl Matrasko Chicago, IL
28780 1 week ago Phong tran Delray Beach, FL
28779 1 week ago Anonymous Bowie, MD
28778 1 week ago Sara Paoluzzi Sacile, ot
28777 1 week ago Tim Ried CA
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