On Monday, June 20, a truckload of dead bees will roll up in front of the Bayer Bee Care Center (yeah, right) in Raleigh, N.C..
Riding along with the dead bees will be some fed-up beekeepers whose livelihoods have been all but wiped out by the pesticides sold by Bayer CropScience.
The stop in Raleigh—which will be followed by a final stop in Washington D.C.—is part of the Keep the Hives Alive Tour, which aims to educate the public about Colony Collapse Disorder, Bayer’s neonicotinoid pesticides, and the failure of government agencies to protect bees and other pollinators.
The tour kicked off on June 1, in Sacramento, Calif. Stops are also planned in Estelline, S.D.; Montevideo, Minn.; Ann Arbor and Detroit, Mich.; and Lewisburg, Pa. The public is encouraged to participate.
Find the nearest Keep the Hives Alive Tour stop:
• South Dakota: https://www.facebook.com/events/245041762529999/
• Minnesota: https://www.facebook.com/events/1021495061264431/
• Ann Arbor: https://www.facebook.com/events/640854909411816/
• Detroit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1551123851850079/
• Pennsylvania: https://www.facebook.com/events/2046505992241409/
• North Carolina: https://www.facebook.com/events/245565942469442/
• Washington D.C.: https://www.facebook.com/events/694889667320136/