Bees at crisis point


Bee populations in Britain are at ‘crisis point’ as numbers are hit by the freezing and wet weather.

Beekeepers across the country have reported a drop in colonies as a wet summer last year gave way to an extended winter. Flowers are not yet blooming and hives which survived the winter are weeks behind where they should be at this time of year, experts claim

Bees are also being seriously hit by pesticides. Three species of bees are already extinct and others are in rapid decline.

Strong evidence points to particular pesticides being to blame for killing them. But the Environment Minister recently refused to support a European vote to stop the pesticides being used.

Now we’ve got just a few weeks to change the minister’s mind before he votes again. Let’s show him that it’s time our government stood up to the powerful pesticide industry and took action to protect our bees.

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