Groups Beg Michelle Obama to Save Honey Bees, Forbid Pesticides

Buzzing that her husband’s administration hasn’t gone far enough to ban new-style pesticides, beekeepers and environmental organizations are pleading with first lady Michelle Obama to take up their cause.

In a letter and digital “virtual swarm,” some 200,000 petition signers have called on Obama to ban the killer chemicals from the White House as a sign of support.

“We also request that you exercise your moral authority as first lady in urging the Obama administration to support meaningful protections for the pollinators,” said the letter provided to Secrets. “As an advocate for healthy children, healthy families and healthy communities, your leadership on this issue is imperative,” added the letter provided by Friends of the Earth.