Tag Archives: Neonicotinoids

Pesticide-related confusion in pollinators and politicians — by Stirling Conservation Science

By Penelope Whitehorn of Stirling Conservation Science – “I arrived confused about this topic and I will leave as confused as ever.” This was the parting comment from the only MP in the room and not the outcome we were … Continue reading

Posted in Pesticides, Research | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Neonicotinoids – debate on 27th April

UPDATE: this event will be livestreamed via Periscope On 27th April at 1p.m. in Westminster the National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Friends of the Earth (FoE) will be debating “Neonicotinoids: Friend or Foe” in front of MPs and the … Continue reading

Posted in Pesticides | Tagged | 3 Comments

Trends in beekeeping #1

This is a wide-ranging article, the start of an occasional series, intended to touch on recent developments in beekeeping that have caught my attention and that I thought others may not have had the time to follow – discussion welcomed! … Continue reading

Posted in Multi-part series, Pesticides, Research, Trends in Beekeeping, Warré | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Neonics – latest developments

The latest development in the impact of these pesticides is covered on this post on Simplebees. A little background: neonics are powerful, broad-spectrum pesticides which affect all insects, also worms and aquatic life. They persist at significant levels in soil … Continue reading

Posted in Pesticides | Tagged | Leave a comment

National Farmers Union want to reintroduce neonics

The NFU is pressuring DEFRA to allow them to use neonicotinoid pesticides, now the mandatory 2 year ban imposed by Europe is due for review. Whilst the ban was in place, there seems to have been negligible impact on crops … Continue reading

Posted in Pesticides | Tagged | 3 Comments

Oregon State bans some pesticides after Bumblebee Apocalypse

Now it appears that those in power are actually waking up. The pesticide and all derivatives containing dinotefuran neonicotinoid are only being banned for the next 6 months but its a start in the right direction. http://grist.org/news/oregon-bans-some-insecticides-following-bee-deaths/?utm_campaign=business-tech&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&sub_email=kevin918coleman%40btinternet.com

Posted in Ecology, Pesticides, Research, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The NFU response to the Bee Summit

I have just received the latest news bulletin from Farming UK and this item caught my eye, as it would. It is the current view of the NFU regarding pollinator declines and what the farming community is already doing about … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments