On World Bee Day, beekeepers across Europe fear that member states will undermine the ban on bee-killing neonicotinoids by opening the door to similarly harmful pesticides. Slow Food Europe is … Continued
The European Union has launched a public consultation about the decline of bees. Bees, butterflies, and other insect pollinators are in rapid decline, and the situation is becoming increasingly … Continued
In the 90s, a new class of insecticides developed by Bayer and Syngenta named ‘neonicotinoids’ were put on the market in the European Union. Rapidly, European beekeepers have faced dramatic mortalities in their apiaries when imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin’s uses increased across our agricultural land. Many areas of the country side turned into toxic places for bees and more and more beekeepers seeked refuge in cities or more natural areas.