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Research shows world-wide contamination of honey by neonicotinoid insecticides.

New research carried out by Dr. Alexandre Aebi from the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland published in the journal Science shows that three quarters of the honey samples found in a world-wide study showed traces of at least one neonicotinoid. … Continue reading

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Not safe to use pesticides at industrial scales

The assumption by regulators around the world that it is safe to use pesticides at industrial scales across landscapes is false, according to a chief scientific adviser to the UK government.  See The Guardian newspaper report ….. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/21/assumed-safety-of-widespread-pesticide-use-is-false-says-top-government-scientist

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No neonicotinoids on 9/10 garden centre plants

Nine of the top 10 leading garden retailers and garden centres don’t want the flowering plants they sell to be grown with bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides and have told suppliers not to use them, a Friends of the Earth survey  reveals. … Continue reading

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New Research Shows Risk to Bumblebee Extinction

THE GOVERNMENT MUST BAN BEE-HARMING PESTICIDES AS NEW RESEARCH SHOWS RISK TO BUMBLEBEE EXTINCTION The government must act to permanently ban bee-harming pesticides says Friends of the Earth as new research from Royal Holloway University suggests that neonicotinoid pesticides pose … Continue reading

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Plants on sale to the public are a significant source of pesticides

Ornamental plants on sale to the public are a significant source of pesticide residues with implications for the health of pollinating insects Lentola, A, David, A, Abdul-Sada, A, Tapparo, A, Goulson, D and Hill, E M (2017) Ornamental plants on … Continue reading

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Landmark study shows pesticides damage bee colonies

The Guardian newspaper reports – “Widely used insecticides damage the survival of honeybee colonies, the world’s largest ever field trial has shown for the first time, as well as harming wild bees. The farm-based research, along with a second new … Continue reading

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Plant a pot for pollinators

Join the Butterfly Conservation’s Plant a Pot for Pollinators project:- http://butterfly-conservation.org/10759/plant-pots-for-pollinators.html?utm_source=Butterfly%20Conservation&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7101090_Support%20Copy%20of%20May%202016&utm_content=PPFP&dm_t=0,0,0,0,0 https://coventryobserver.co.uk/news/butterfly-conservation-urges-gardeners-to-help-nations-wildlife/  

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Abergavenny Chronicle Press Release – “Don’t mow wildflowers”

Abergavenny Chronicle – Wednesday, 31 May 2017 Bee Friendly signs call on contractors to avoid cutting wildflower verges “Members of Bee Friendly Monmouthshire have been out and about around Abergavenny planting signs on grass verges to discourage private contractors and … Continue reading

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Letter and reply sent to the RHS magazine “The Garden” June 2017

Dear Sir It was with considerable dismay that I read a section on Leafcutter bees contained in your article on page 41 of the Royal Horticultural Society magazine “The Garden”  June 2017 entitled “Which pest is on my roses?” Under … Continue reading

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Monmouthshire Bee Festival

Bee Friendly Monmouthshire played its part in the first ever Monmouthshire Bee Festival held in the Nelson Garden in Monmouth to celebrate World Bee Day on May 20th. Click for details:-   Monmouthshire Bee Festival Click for the:-   Monmouthshire … Continue reading

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