Pesticides and Bees

Many on the road have actively worked to improve the number of bees around by planting bee-friendly plants. Bees are constantly under threat, especially from the use of pesticides. FoE say:

“Right now, 3 neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics) are banned in the UK and other European countries after they were found to pose a risk to bees.  But the ban isn’t permanent and is under constant attack from pesticide firms and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). At the start of 2017, the NFU made an application to use neonics on British oilseed rape fields sown this year. But the details of the application are being kept a secret from us.”

For more information and a link to ask your MP to back the ban, follow the link below.


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