Today’s news that Waitrose are suspending the use of the three neonicotinoids in their supply chain is a ray of hope for the bees amidst predictably grey skies and gloomy headlines.
12 April 2013 | 3 Comments
| Recommended by 3 Ben Raskin:
The last couple of weeks have seen some good news for bees. First was the news that some garden centres were withdrawing bug killers that contained the neonciotinoid imidacloprid. And then came a proposal from the European Commission to completely suspend the use of three neonicotinoids – imidiacloprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin – that have been found to damage bees.
22 February 2013 | 19 Comments
| Recommended by 10 Amy Leech:
The birds and the bees...that’s life, or so we say – as we try to explain the ways of nature in a way that saves our blushes, and our children’s ears from hearing the facts of life too early. They’ll soon learn of course. But when will we?
18 June 2012 | 6 Comments
| Recommended by 5 Phil Stocker:
Last spring I retrieved one of my deserted beehives and brought it back home to fix up. Everyone will know that bees are having a tough time at the moment so I thought I would do my bit and try to repopulate the hive.
08 April 2010 | 0 Comments
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