My Valentine gift to Honey Bees! - Merit Educational Consultants

My Valentine gift to Honey Bees!

I’ve never liked Valentine’s Day. It seems like a Hallmark advertising campaign to beef up sales after the slump when Christmas, New Years, and Super Bowl celebrations are over. A dozen roses can cost over $100, and a dinner for two (pre-pandemic) would cost twice as much as a regular night. But, I am completely supporting our honey bees for Valentine’s Day, and hope you’ll join me.

Roundup (weed killer) has an ingredient (glyphosate) that kills bees. With all that is going on in the world today, we need to protect bees so that they can provide us with the food we need to survive. The last time I went to Home Depot, there was a whole aisle dedicated to pallets filled with Roundup.

I took this picture right outside of Home Depot carrying a little sign that asks Home Depot and Lowe’s to stop carrying Roundup in their stores. If you’d like to bring awareness about Roundup to protect our bees, join the Friends of the Earth organization. There are 3 ways you can support bees during Valentine’s Week:

  1.  Print a little sign (click here)
    Take a picture of yourself in front of a Home Depot or Lowe’s sign
    Send photos to
  2.  Print and sign letter to Home Depot or Lowe’s (click here)
    Mail letter to Home Depot or Lowe’s
    Email (to let them know you sent the letter)
  3.  Post on social media (like me!)
    Share this post — it’s easy to do and will bring awareness about Roundup and   it’ll put pressure on Home Depot and Lowe’s to stop carrying poisons that are   killing our precious bees.

I had fun taking these photos. I also gave signs to friends so they could snap a few photos and printed letters so they could mail them with ease.