Vanishing of the Bees
The Co-operative has launched a film called Vanishing of the Bees to raise awareness of the crisis affecting our rapidly declining bee population.
What the Soil Association are doing to help
At the Soil Association we've been looking at the potential damage neonicotinoids could have on bees.
We've been campaigning for a ban on the neonicotinoids group of insecticides in the UK, meeting with the Prime Minister’s Environment Advisor at a roundtable meeting at Number 10 where we urged the Government to take action to make the whole of the British countryside much more bee friendly. We welcome the move to investigate the decline of honeybees, wild bees and other pollinators.
The Soil Association collected over 20,000 signatures in support of our campaign to suspend neonicotinoid pesticides which Monty Don, Soil Association president, sent to the Government on the UN World Environment Day.