29 Jan '16, 11am

What has the EU done for UK bees?

Bees are great . They pollinate many of our food crops and wild flowers. But since 1900, the UK has lost 20 species of bee. A further 35 bee species are considered to be under threat of extinction. Across Europe nearly 1 in 10 wild bee species are under threat. It’s a shared problem. There are several causes of bee decline: loss of habitat, use of pesticides, spread of pests and diseases, and climate change. © Amelia Collins What is the EU doing to help protect bees from harmful pesticides? In 2013 a majority of EU member states voted to restrict the use of 3 pesticides - known as neonicotinoids . The vote followed a report by EU scientists which revealed a high risk of harm to honey bees when neonicotinoids are used on crops attractive to them. © Alan Palmer What more needs to be done? A lot. As well as phasing out damaging pesticides, the EU needs to reverse habitat loss...

Full article: https://www.foe.co.uk/blog/what-has-eu-done-uk-bees

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