Help to keep Britain buzzing
The EU has decided to suspend the use of three neonicotinoid pesticides. This is great news for bees as Europe has responded to the scientific evidence that neonicotinoid pesticides are linked to the decline in bee populations. Whilst this is a fantastic step forward in the fight to save the bees, there is plenty of work to do protecting and rebuilding bee populations. The EU suspension will be implemented for two years from December 2013, and will apply to three types of neonicotinoid pesticides - clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiametoxam.
Our campaign to Keep Britain Buzzing
- We want all neonicotinoid pesticides, widely used in agriculture and domestic gardens to be banned
- We want to promote bee-friendly organic farming and show that everyone can make a difference by simply changing their shopping habits.
- We want to help bee populations recover by ensuring there are plenty of domestic and agricultural bee-friendly habitats around the UK
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We have been offering people the chance to get a free packet of seeds to take action in your garden, however we’re sorry, as due to popular demand the free seeds offer is now over. We had an amazing response with over 30,000 people requesting seeds in just over a week.
It’s really great that so many people want to do their bit to help the bees, and our campaign continues. If you would like to keep in touch with the campaign and our wider work please enter your details below to receive our regular e-newsletter. And we still have seeds and campaign badges to give to people who donate to our Keep Britain Buzzing campaign.