Tag Archive for 'honey bees'

Marks & Spencer backs call for UK National Bee Action plan

June 27th, 2013 by Friends of the Earth

On 27 June 2013, Marks and Spencer called on the UK Government to create a Bee Action Plan. The retailer joins businesses such as The Co-operative and B&Q, key scientists, 200 MPs from all parties, and tens of thousands of the British public asking for action on the issue. The call comes ahead of a summit […]

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 […]