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DEFRA’s National Pollinator Strategy – a missed opportunity

DEFRA originally published an initial draft pollinator strategy for the UK which I reviewed here. The stand-out item in that was a lack of reference to neonicotinoid “super-pesticides”. They have now published the almost-final version and invited feedback. On starting … Continue reading

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Oxford Bee Summit 2014

The Oxford branch of Friends of the Earth (FoE) organised the Oxford Bee Summit on Friday 7th Feb 2014 in the spectacular setting of Oxford’s Natural History Museum. The purpose of the summit was to inform us about the National … Continue reading

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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

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Studies show no link between insecticide and bee health

Bee health has become a hot topic regardless as to whether your a natural beekeeper or one of the BBKA variety of beekeepers armed with all manner of potions and plans. However when the very same organisations that we all … Continue reading

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