The UK Government isn’t acting quickly enough on new evidence of the threats faced by bees and other pollinators in England, the Bee Coalition warned today, the first anniversary of the UK’s National Pollinator Strategy [NPS].
Manchester Bee Summit to encourage local councillors, businesses and housing providers to help our pollinators
School grounds and gardens proved to be the most bee-friendly habitats for spotting bees during the Great British Bee Count 2015 – highlighting their importance for Britain’s under-threat pollinators – results published today reveal.
Friends of the Earth has taken the first formal legal steps over the Government’s decision to permit the use of bee-harming pesticides in England despite a Europe-wide ban.
Bee Coalition press release: The Bee Coalition has reacted with dismay to news that the National Farmers Union is attempting to sidestep an EU ban on neonicotinoids, pesticides known to be harmful to bees.
The UK Government must listen to the overwhelming scientific evidence on the threat neonicotinoid pesticides pose to bees, and support a permanent ban on their use, Friends of the Earth said today.