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Shorewood passes state's first 'bee-safe' policy

In the growing movement to better protect honeybees, Shorewood has become the first city in Minnesota — and, leaders say, the third city in the nation — to pass a policy encouraging planting bee-friendly flowers and restricting certain pesticides.

This week, the City Council unanimously approved the “bee-safe” resolution, vowing to refrain from using systemic pesticides, including neonicotinoids — the most widely applied insecticides in the world, which can be lethal to insects, but not to humans and mammals. The west metro suburb also is planting clover, which can provide nectar and pollen for bees, in three city parks. And they hope other metro area cities follow suit.

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