02 Apr '12, 7am

Good night. Please read this letter from @SoilAssociation on risk of #NeoNicotinoids to #bees - Please

Having found products on their shelves containing neonicotinoids, in late May we wrote to the Chief Executives of B&Q, Wilkinson, Wickes and Wyevale to bring this to their attention, and ask them to consider withdrawing the products. If you wish to contact any retailer, some of the text below maybe useful. Once we receive replies we will also post them on this page. Text of letter Dear Sir/Madam RE: The decline of the honeybee and household pesticides You may be aware that in recent years there has been a large-scale global decline in the health and size of bee populations, especially honeybees. Indeed in the winter of 2008 it was widely reported that up to a third of the UK honey bee population perished. There may be no single reason why bee populations are declining so dramatically and clearly more research is needed into this matter. However, one of the major causes is ...

Full article: http://www.soilassociation.org/wildlife/bees/householdpes...

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