Stamen & Pistil has chosen to offer Bee Safe plants so that our customers can feel assured that they are planting and providing the very best for our bee friends. Bee Safe plants have been grown and selected for their qualities that attract bees and help them in their job of collecting pollen. They have been grown with organic fertilizers and are not sprayed with any chemicals including neonicotinoids found in many insecticides that are used in commercial plant production. Neconicotinoids are a major part of what is causing colony collapse within the hive. It is always important to consider the plants that you are purchasing and where they have come from. If you are concerned about a plant you are purchasing at a nursery it is good to either ask them or find out who the grower is and ask directly if the plants are safe for bees and are not sprayed with insecticides that are causing bee decline.
To learn more about the chemicals that are causing massive bee die off and what you can do to help please visit the following websites.