Having campaigned on this issues since 2009, I have gathered much information and resources about bees and neonicotinoids. If there is something you are looking for but cannot see it in the links below, please use the search bar above.
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An insight into some of the different ways in which neonicotinoids can kill insects. For example, death could be immediate, or
could take time. This information is
gleaned by looking at Bayer’s own marketing literature for their imidacloprid
neonicotinoid authorized for killing termites (like bees, termites are social
How credible is it that neonicotinoids should kill only ‘pest insects’ and
leave ‘nice insects’ alone? A look at
some of the industry patents for clues.
An overview of neonicotinoids, giving names of products and manufacturers.
There have been numerous studies - links to studies and further resources.
Honey bees and beekeepers play an important role!
Information about the ways in which neonicotinoids behave int he environment and why they are a particular cause for concern.
A look at the influence of industry and involvement in the EPPO on
regulation and a look at the ICPBR (International International
Commission For Plant
Bee Relationships) here.
A look at some commonly used arguments and some misunderstandings regarding neonicotinoids and bees.
A quick summary of some of the cases reported – but by no means is this an
Industry frequently maintain that field tests and not laboratory tests, are
most robust for assessing the affects of insecticides on the environment. But how robust are regulatory field tests?
Do neonicotinoids hamper the bee’s ability to defend itself from
Varroa Mite? Do neonicotinoids make bees
more vulnerable to diseases transmitted by Varroa?
Is there a link between nosema and neonicotinoids? Also, an article about the UK government
handling of increased nosema cases in honey bees in England and Wales.
UK Environment Audit Committee report findings: a government body inquiry.
Their strange view of the 'benefits' of industrial, high-pesticide farming to pollinators.
This is actually part of a letter writing campaign, but it sets out some of the
arguments question whether neonicotinoids were legally authorised for use.
These items were written in 2010 – but some of the information is still
An interview with the director, Mark Daniels.
A Question And Answer session with the author of "A Disaster In The Making".
The reasons for bee decline are varied – bee declines are not only down to
The European Scenario
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