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Pesticides could lead to shortage of crop pollinators – EU report

* EU restriction on neonicotinoids to be reviewed this year * Value of pollination in Europe seen at 14.6 bln euros BRUSSELS, April 8 (Reuters) – Evidence is mounting that widely-used pesticides harm moths, butterflies and birds as well as … Continue reading

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EU must promote honey bees through sustainable farming model

The EU ban on neonicotinoids is a perfect opportunity for European and UK authorities to build a robust and sustainable farming model which promotes the value of the honey bee. To Owen Paterson’s extreme disappointment, European honey bees finally had something … Continue reading

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To bee or not to bee

They’re going back home in the fading light. Gathering pollen and nectar, the Bombus terrestris bumble bee, and its equally white-tailed relative,Bombus lucorum are the alternative to honey bees, if things continue looking black for our ancient domesticated  Do bees need more than … Continue reading

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Pesticide ban to protect bees enters into force

As of December 1, farmers in the European Union will no longer be able to make large-scale use of pesticides suspected of killing bee populations. But the busy honey-makers remain under threat. The ban, approved by the European Commission in April of … Continue reading

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The loophole that allows bee-harming pesticide to be sprayed in Scotland

Farmers in Scotland will keep spraying crops with a toxic pesticide blamed for harming bees despite a European ban coming into force today. The European Union has banned the use of three neonicotinoids from today, but has omitted thiacloprid from … Continue reading

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‘Wildlife at risk’ from incoming ban on pesticide linked to bee deaths

Wildlife could be at risk from an imminent ban on pesticides linked to bee deaths, farmers and beekeepers have warned. On Sunday, a European Union-wide ban on three neonicotinoids will come into force, but the National Farmers Union (NFU) and British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) have … Continue reading

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Study shows low risk to bees from neonicotinoids

NEONICOTINOID pesticides do not pose a threat to bee health at doses typically used in the field, according to the results from an extensive field trial carried out by Syngenta. The agrochemical giant hopes the research, which has finally been published after … Continue reading

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Bayer CropScience opens bee care site in Clayton

CLAYTON — Bayer CropScience opened a research facility in Johnston County on Monday dedicated to finding ways to save the honeybee population, which has been declining at an alarming rate over the past seven years. Researchers have cited various causes for … Continue reading

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How green bullying, junk science and EU lies killed off yet another successful industry

This is a story with everything: bees, junk science, the French behaving badly, the EU at its worst… (H/T Richard North at EUreferendum). You’ll read it and go: “Yes! This is why I hate the EU. This is why it can … Continue reading

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