Protecting Our Pollinators

Tried & True plants are pollinator-friendly and neonicotinoid-free.

Bee On Eggplant Blossom

The rapid decline of global bee populations continues to be a growing concern. We don’t fully understand why we are losing bees at such an alarming rate, and researchers are scrambling to come up with an accurate explanation and effective strategies to combat this problem. Of the many theorized causes, which range from climate change and habitat loss to infections and malnutrition, one has attracted the most attention and backlash: neonicotinoids (neonics).

Neonicotinoids are a class of synthetic pesticides commonly used in the horticulture and agriculture industry. Compared with older types of pesticides, such as organophosphates, neonics were more effective and safer for humans, mammals, birds, and fish. This clearly contributed to the widespread use of these chemicals for pest control. However, news stories regarding the potential toxicity of these chemicals to bees have put neonics on the hot seat.

Tried & True is proudly neonicotinoid-free. We do not use neonics in any form on any of our Garden Collection or Organic Edibles products. Our greenhouses only use biological methods for pest control, which includes the use of beneficial insects. With Tried & True plants, you can grow with confidence.