Sweet Kickstarter Backers!
First off- it's been almost a year since you all helped us make the honey house a reality. Thank you all so much! Our goal is to get all our rewards out by the end of the month- we apologize for our delay. We've reached out to all of you with physical things- so if your reward is honey or tshirts- and you haven't received yours yet it may be because we don't have your address. Send it over! Folks who backed us for classes, dinners, parties, and your name in lights, more info coming soon!
We're also writing because these next two weeks are exciting for Minnesotans who care about pollinators.
Today we had a victory! After Beez Kneez and concerned citizens testified in favor of bill HF2798: nursery plant labeling bill, the House Agriculture Policy Committee passed it!
Next stop- the Senate! The Senate Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Division Committee will hear the bill next week, and we need your HELP!
If you're a Minnesotan, please call or write to your Senators and tell them to support bill SF2695 - LABELING AND ADVERTISING OF NURSERY STOCK. The bill defines pollinator lethal insecticides. Neonictinoids are included in the definition. The bill requires that a business may not label a plant, plant material, or nursery stock as beneficial to pollinators if it has been treated with a pollinator lethal insecticide. Here's the official language: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?f=HF2798&b=house&y=2014&ssn=0 HF2798/ Chief Author. Rep. Rick Hansen (South St. Paul)and Sen. Kari Dziedzic (Minneapolis).
To find your Senator, go here: http://www.gis.leg.mn/OpenLayers/districts/ Senators on the Ag committee- http://www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/committees/committee_bio.php?cmte_id=3063&ls=
AND... tomorrow, Thursday 3/20, at 12:30, the House Ag Policy Committee will hear another bill related to pollinators: HF2908/ SF2727 COMPENSATION FOR BEE DEATHS https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?f=HF2908&b=house&y=2014&ssn=0
Please come and show your support! 12:30 room 5 of the State Office Building- 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155
Keep up the good work everyone! Email us with any questions! firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
Thank you for all that you do! The Beez Kneez