Allotments are providing the best habitat for bees while parks and roadsides need improving, warns a leading bee expert following the results of the first-ever Great British Bee Count published today by Friends of the Earth, Buglife and B&Q.
Commenting on the Healthy Harvest report by the NFU and the pesticide lobby, Paul de Zylva, Friends of the Earth’s nature campaigner said: “This dangerously misleading report lacks any credible, independent and peer reviewed science.
Friends of the Earth has today (Thursday 25 September) called for an immediate halt to Government plans to capture wild beavers on the River Otter in Devon, warning that any such moves may be unlawful.
Ministers must stand up to intense lobbying from the pesticide industry by refusing to allow a banned bee-harming pesticide to be used on Britain’s crops, a coalition of organisations said in a letter to David Cameron today (Tuesday 1 July).
Published on behalf of The Bee Coalition (Friends of the Earth, Buglife, ClientEarth, Environmental Justice Foundation, Natural Beekeeping Trust, Pesticide Action Network, RSPB and Soil Association). A new report released today confirms harm to bees from neonicotinoid insecticides and suggests the …
Two neonicotinoid insecticides, widely used in the United States, appear to significantly harm honey bee colonies over the winter, particularly during colder winters, according to a new study published today by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).
Gardeners are being urged to create bee-friendly gardens this Easter, traditionally one of the busiest gardening weekends of the year, to help protect bees threatened by habitat loss and climate change.