Carnaby Street has been renamed and transformed into a pollinators paradise for Defra’s third annual Bees’ Needs Week. From Monday 9 until Friday 13th July you can pay a visit to ‘Carnabee Street’ and discover what can and is being done to help our pollinators. This year Defra has partnered with Carnaby London, the leading West End shopping … More ‘Carnabee Street’ is a hive of activity
A near-total ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on crops in Europe has been introduced following a vote in the European Commission. From 2019 onwards, almost all outdoor uses of the chemicals will no longer be permitted. The proposed ban gained a large majority backing from the twenty eight EU member states when it was put … More Bees protected as EU bans neonicotinoid pesticides
In what is being seen as a shift in stance, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced that he will uphold the EU’s ban on neonicotinoids in the UK after Brexit takes effect, backing a total ban on the bee harming pesticides. This overturn of the government’s previous opposition has been welcomed by campaigners, who have argued against claims made by … More Good news for bees!
The sight of bees buzzing around the flowers in our gardens and meadows, and crawling over petals with their legs covered in pollen, is one that has long defined the summer months. It is a sight, unfortunately, that is becoming increasingly rare. All species of British bee are in decline. Since 1900 we’ve lost 13 … More Join the Bee Cause today