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Bees on Blossoms in GermanyBiene auf einer Bluete
July 29, 2015

Let's save the Bees!

type: Petition
by: Deniz Zehra Tavli

Bees are vital. They pollinate many of our crops and flowers. Without bees, growing apples and plums as well as the humble cabbage and cauliflower would become almost impossible! But our precious bees are struggling to survive. Their numbers are falling due to the use of bee-harming pesticides, lack of food, disease and climate change.

And again bees are the target of an irresponsable shady decision made behind closed doors: environment minister Elizabeth Truss has just allowed farmers to start using a banned bee-harming pesticide again this autumn.

Neonicotinoids have been shown to cause harm to bees, so their use as a seed treatment is currently banned in Europe. But Elizabeth Truss went against growing scientific evidence and accepted a request made by UK farmers to use the bee-harming pesticide.

Tell Elizabeth Truss to follow the evidence and keep bee-harming neonicotinoids out of our fields!