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Save Our Bees

Help save our bees

Honey bee, photo credit to Kyra Xavia

Bees work hard for us, pollinating our food crops and flower gardens. But they need our help.

Over the last decade or so, bee populations have been hit by a variety of threats, including varroa mites and neonicotinoid poisons.

  • People are planting bee-friendly gardens, and bee-keeping has become a popular hobby for those who want to help boost the number of healthy bees in our ecosystem.
  • Neonicotinoids are a group of toxins used to kill a wide range of insect pests, but unfortunately they kill bees as well.
  • Neonicotinoids are present in all sorts of seeds, and used as sprays on plants in commercial operations. You can even buy neonicotinoid poisons at your garden centre.
  • The use of neonicotinoid insecticides runs contrary to efforts to help bees and support the vital work they do.
  • We believe neonicotinoids should be taken off our shelves and out of our environment to help bees.
  • We’re asking the Environmental Protection Authority to reassess their use as a first step towards b
    anning their use for good.

Find out more about helping bees here.

Photo: Kyra Xavier

 

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