Buzz Into Action - Save Our Bees & Pollinators
It was just a few years ago in 2017, campaigning environmentalists and bee lovers had cause to celebrate with the announcement from Michael Gove that the British government would introduce a complete ban on using pesticides known to be harmful to bees and other pollinating insects.
"The evidence points in one direction - we must ban neonicotinoids" so said Michael Gove, then Environmental Secretary.
Fears that brexit would see a back-tracking on hard fought climate and nature protection policies seem to be well founded as plans (announced in 2021) by our government to re-introduce a banned neonicotinoid went ahead, and now for the 3rd year running, continued use in 2023 has been approved.
However, political affiliations aside and whether or not this move was directly influenced by our new found freedom from the EU, one thing is for sure, the emergency facing the environment and natural world cannot afford for us to start taking a regressive path.
The science hasn't changed, the threat just as great and now made worse with this broken promise. Without us, bees will do just fine, but without bees there will not be much left for us to try and protect.
We've attached two active petitions below calling for the government to stop approving the use of neonicotinoids. Please buzz into action, sign one and help save our bees and pollinators (& the environment) from further harm.
Remember our motto:
"To Bee Love and Bee Loved in Return"