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Concord, Portsmouth To Hold Pro-Bees, Anti-Pesticides Rallies Saturday

Seacoast Bee Keepers Association

People in Concord and Portsmouth will rally for the bees this weekend.

Organizers in Concord will share organic growing tips and give out free seeds in front of the State House Saturday at 10 a.m.

Attendees can bring organic food to donate to a local homeless shelter.

A rally at the Portsmouth farmers market will also highlight concerns about probable human carcinogens in certain pesticides.

The events are part of a push to protect pollinators and public health from toxins in New Hampshire.

Advocates had backed a bill in the legislature this session to ban the use of substances thought to be harmful to bees.

The proposal was retained by a House committee and will go back up for consideration next year.

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Annie has covered the environment, energy, climate change and the Seacoast region for NHPR since 2017. She leads the newsroom's climate reporting project, By Degrees.
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