Countrywide field study highlights negative effects of neonicotinoids on bees

A new study published in Nature has just found a correlation between the death of honeybee colonies and the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in the UK. The fact that bees’ chronic exposure to neonicotinoid insecticides reduces their survival is... Read more

Shock and dismay as the EU allows a new bee-killing insecticide

Press Release Shock and dismay as the EU allows a new bee-killing insecticide When would policymakers learn from past decisions? On 27th July 2015, the European Commission and EU Members States authorised a new neonicotinoid, SULFOXAFLOR... Read more

Neonicotinoids: British government puts bees at risk

 Neonicotinoids: British government puts bees at risk In the UK, farmers will be able to use EU banned pesticides linked to serious harm to bees. UK government succumbs to the pressure of National Farmers Union (NFU) to... Read more

483 Organizations from across Europe, Ask the European Parliament to Stop TTIP

A few days before the European Parliament returns to vote on the initiative report on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), 483 civil society organizations from across Europe, comprising the Stop-TTIP Alliance, are asking... Read more

Pesticide cocktails found in puddles on Austrian farmland endanger bees

One in four puddles sampled contained a cocktail of of thiacloprid and azole fungicides in dangerous combinations for bees. The risk to bees, of these insecticidal cocktails, must be considered in all risk assessments for pesticide registration. Read more

EFSA Guidance : New methodologies to assess the risks of pesticides on bees

Bee Life European Beekeeping Coordination edited this article to give an overview of the situation regarding the risk assessment of pesticides on bees in Europe. Read more

The European Red list of Bees: much work to be done, many solutions available

On the 20 of April, the European Red list report on bees was launched at a Conference held in Brussels at the EU Economic and Social Committee. This report is the first assessment published on the conservation status of the 1 965 bee species... Read more

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