Tactics Used by Agro-Chemical Industries to Impose and Maintain Harmful Pesticides on the Market

PRESS RELEASE - Louvain la Neuve, 25th October 2016 In 2013, the European Commission imposed restrictions on the use of three neonicotinoid insecticides (clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid) following recognition by the EFSA of their... Read more

Bee Life supports the Tribunal Monsanto

The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Eminent judges will hear testimonies from victims, and deliver an advisory... Read more

Struggle for the Implementation of New Pesticide Assessment Methods with Regards to Bees - The Truth behind the Excuses

PRESS RELEASE - Louvain la Neuve, June 22, 2016 In 2013, the EFSA updated the methodology for carrying out the risk assessment of pesticides on bees. Today this methodology is not yet officially in place. Bee Life publishes a factsheet on the... Read more

2016 Bee Week

PRESS RELEASE - Louvain la Neuve, June 21, 2016 The 2016 Bee Week took place between the 13th and 16th of June in the European Parliament on the initiative of the Bulgarian MEP Mariya Gabriel (EPP). It was its 5th edition, and the second... Read more

Thiacloprid honey: European beekeepers oppose the raising of Maximum Residues Limits (continue...)

PRESS RELEASE - Louvain la Neuve, April 27, 2016 Recently, the Commission and EU member states agreed to raise the Maximum Residue Limit (MRL), for the pesticide thiacloprid in honey, to 0.2 mg/kg. As a direct result, bees, pollinators and... Read more

Biodiversity at the French National Assembly: neonicotinoid insecticides banned but ... in two years

The fate of bees is again in the hands of the French National Assembly. Courageously, in March 17, 2016, the deputies decided a ban on neonicotinoids, these bee-killers, effective from September 1, 2018. The Assembly finally takes its... Read more

Thiacloprid honey: European beekeepers against rising Maximum Residues Limits

PRESS RELEASE Louvain la Neuve, March 7, 2016 Thiacloprid honey: European beekeepers against rising Maximum Residues Limits On March 1, the EFSA issued a positive opinion on the change of the Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) in honey of... Read more

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