BEES still under pressure: eBay BEE ban, to BEE or not to BEE?

Readers will be used to our posts asking people to consider signing various epetitions, writing to MPs about topical environmental issues ….

Yesterday we posted an update on the plight of bees, we encouraged readers to submit responses to the Defra consultation on a pollinators strategy.

 

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Image: Bombus lucorum (White-tailed Bumble Bee) Copyright: Tim Melling.

Today, we report on the recent issue surrounding sales of the banned chemical imidacloprid through eBay38 degrees who are working with Buglife, and are asking account holders to contact eBay to point out the issue of illegal sales.   For a more detailed explanation see the 38 degree blog post of 28 March eBay: killing our bees AGAIN. 

If you have an eBay account then please consider asking eBay to ensure that all advertising of banned chemicals is taken down and any future advertising of such products is rejected.

Badgers, bees, buzzards …. ‘The State of Nature’?  Not doing too well at the moment it seems?  Astonishing when you consider that agri-industry is dependant upon pollinators?

 

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An excellent guest blog, by Rosemary Mason and Derek Thomas on the issue of neonicotinoids can be found on Mark Avery’s ‘Standing up for Nature’ and another appearing on the same topic by Matt Shardlow, Chief Executive of Buglife.  An erudite analysis of the European debate on the banning is also provided by Mark Avery.

What is evident, is that a watchful eye is always needed and clearly one of the benefits of the wonderful www is the speed at which messages can be relayed, long live the community campaigners collaborative coalition …. a network not disimilar to hyphae that run as mycelium?

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