Tag Archive for 'bee'

European Food Safety Authority identifies risks to bees from three neonicotinoid insecticides

January 16th, 2013 by European Food Safety Authority

European Food Safety Authority scientists have identified a number of risks posed to bees by three neonicotinoid insecticides: clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. The Authority was asked by the European Commission to assess the risks associated with the use of clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam as seed treatment or as granules, with particular regard to: their acute […]

Bee colonies suffer when exposed to a combination of pesticides

October 22nd, 2012 by Royal Holloway University of London

The behaviour of bees and the success of their colonies are significantly affected when exposed to a combination of pesticides, according to research from the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London published in the paper ‘Combined pesticide exposure severely affects individual-and colony-level traits in bees‘ in Nature. The researchers, Dr Richard […]

Pesticide and herbicide risk to bees that are vital for our food supply

May 25th, 2012 by Friends of the Earth

According to the UK government’s Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) pesticide use rose by 6.5% between 2005 and 2010. Trends in the use of pesticides have varied strongly between UK crops over the past five years but overall pesticide use rose 6.5% due to increasing treatment intensity on a number of crops including those […]

BBC Guernsey offers free packet of wildflower seeds to benefit bees and other insects

June 8th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Free packets of wildflower seeds are available for collection from the reception at the BBC office on Bulwer Avenue in St Sampson.  The BBC in Guernsey is taking part in the Bee Part of It project. From 17 May 2010, with help from the National Trust, local BBC radio stations are adopting a local bee […]