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Bumblebees exposed to pyrethroid pesticides are smaller and smaller bumblebees are less able foragers

January 20th, 2014 by Royal Holloway University of London

According to a new study by Royal Holloway University of London, exposure to a widely used pesticide causes worker bumblebees to grow less and then hatch out at a smaller size, according to a new study by Royal Holloway University of London. The research paper, “Impact of chronic exposure to a pyrethroid pesticide on bumblebees […]

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 […]