Posts Tagged ‘pollinators’

Bees in Decline

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Has anyone noticed that we have fewer bees around these days? Well, apparently we do and finally something is being done about it.  It seems the most obvious cause to check is what WE are doing to disrupt the natural flow of the planet. There is usually a new insecticide out there that hasn’t been fully tested before joining the others on the shelves in our stores.

As it turns out, there is one, a neonicotinoid pesticide, that has been linked to a decline in the populations of bees and other pollinators.

In April of this year, the European commission proposed restriction in the use of neonicotinoid pesticides for two years.

Like everything these days, social media is critical in this kind of campaign with millions of voters signing online petitions. By the time the first meeting to discuss the ban had taken place, over two and a half million people had voted online to ban the pesticide.