Sylvia Schofield
Sylvia Schofield

I have tried, during the last few years, to grow more 'bee-friendly' flowering plants, and saw some bees during this last disastrous summer, despite the rain.

Judith Whiston
Judith Whiston
  • Sylvia Schofield

Well done you Sylvia - our bees seem to be thriving despite the poor summer. But almost all the honey has had to be left for them to eat for this coming winter. They deserve it though. Fascinating creatures and so clever.

Melvyn Firmager
Melvyn Firmager

Please Please everyone read this.

Many of us fought to have a ban in the Uk and Europe. We supposedly won. But the ban is a total sham.

The ‘ban’ doesn’t come into force until December. By then most if not all farmers will have purchased their chemical coated seeds for next year.

They are only banning 3 of the neonicotinoids. There are others, which will not be banned.

They are only being banned from using on pollinating plants, so will still be used on other crops, meaning that there...

Please Please everyone read this.

Many of us fought to have a ban in the Uk and Europe. We supposedly won. But the ban is a total sham.

The ‘ban’ doesn’t come into force until December. By then most if not all farmers will have purchased their chemical coated seeds for next year.

They are only banning 3 of the neonicotinoids. There are others, which will not be banned.

They are only being banned from using on pollinating plants, so will still be used on other crops, meaning that there will continue to be residues on the land. And it is not known how long residues last for.

There is no ban on all the other insecticides, which may also be having a detrimental effect on all bees and other pollinating insects.

New studies show that not only are bees are being affected, but hoverflies and lacewings too. So the notion by many folk that there are other insects, which can go on pollinating, is false.

Melvyn Firmager
Melvyn Firmager
  • Melvyn Firmager

Part two:

Melvyn Firmager
Melvyn Firmager
  • Melvyn Firmager

We have had the most amazing apple blossom this year, yet very few bees working it – one or two here and there. The same with comfrey, which would normally be humming with bumble bees. We in the Uk have had a very long winter, and still a cool spring. Indeed, the coldest spring in 50 years. This has undoubtedly has had a serious effect on bee populations of all kinds. Undoubtedly too, they have been weakened by chemicals.

Think about it seriously. Insecticides do that – kill insects! So...

We have had the most amazing apple blossom this year, yet very few bees working it – one or two here and there. The same with comfrey, which would normally be humming with bumble bees. We in the Uk have had a very long winter, and still a cool spring. Indeed, the coldest spring in 50 years. This has undoubtedly has had a serious effect on bee populations of all kinds. Undoubtedly too, they have been weakened by chemicals.

Think about it seriously. Insecticides do that – kill insects! So what can we expect – dead bees, dead hoverflies, dead lacewings….. all for the sake of money and power.

The same people are pushing to ban all seeds that are not controlled by Monsanto and the other chemical industries, so that we have to use their genetically modified seeds, which will only grow by using their chemicals.

The same people who are trying to ban the use of homeopathy, herbs and other forms of natural healing, so that we are all hooked on to their drugs.

Melvyn Firmager
Melvyn Firmager
  • Melvyn Firmager

Part three: Please, everyone wake up to what is happening. These multinational companies are after world domination and politicians are falling over backwards to oblige.

Arli Miller
Arli Miller
  • Melvyn Firmager

So true.. we are not talking politics, but life as we know it.

Deborah Harrell
Deborah Harrell
  • Melvyn Firmager

befor its too late if it already isn't!!

Pete Montgomerie
Pete Montgomerie
  • Melvyn Firmager

pitty its only us saying stop,our com sold us out years ago,id love to say enjoy the ride ,but i know we will not.

John Wilson
John Wilson
  • Melvyn Firmager

Yes It is a case of tunnel vision with some of the bureaucrats. There is no thought about the wider implications.

Melvyn Firmager
Melvyn Firmager
  • Melvyn Firmager

thank you all for your responses, i have only found them as only John's was fed back to me. I am a member of the Wedmore Green Group here in England, and we lean on our 'poly-tishons' (oh, a species of parrot!!!!!!!!). perhaps you have local pressure groups you can work with, or join to help the cause. Or even start one yourselves. Just a thought. You can look up our website and get ideas. i wish you all well. melvyn ps i will be happy to hear from you.

Hughes Shelly
Hughes Shelly

They changed the name rather than actually admitting that they are Wrong! There is No Global Warming!

Hector G. Cruz
Hector G. Cruz

Bee for live

Donnelly-Drummond Anthony

Bees are dying here too!

Dan Nicolini
Dan Nicolini

Stop neonicotinoid pesticides!

Magali Caillet
Magali Caillet

Sauvons Mère TERRE....

Konstantinos Koulouvatos

Monsanto will profit out of this big time. Without bees , you'll have to buy any plant seeds from them, (mf's of the entire world ecological system).

Cheryl Morris Mason
Cheryl Morris Mason

SAVE THE BEES!!!!!

Ulrich Miller
Ulrich Miller

for less bee-allergies caused by either humans or bees to each other or themselves in hope it increases my qualiy of living time ... a worldwide goal and a matter of who will document the filing and proceedings of further chemical-/scientifical exposure of nature towards homid acivities of possible harmth towards nature, future or homids ... can be a tricky question I prefer real handmade honey as a breakfast before starting considering whether I may be wanna eat it also with vegan honey...

for less bee-allergies caused by either humans or bees to each other or themselves in hope it increases my qualiy of living time ... a worldwide goal and a matter of who will document the filing and proceedings of further chemical-/scientifical exposure of nature towards homid acivities of possible harmth towards nature, future or homids ... can be a tricky question I prefer real handmade honey as a breakfast before starting considering whether I may be wanna eat it also with vegan honey instead of regional product-quality-managment ... or was is the other way round ... bee bee be good bee be bee good bee bee bee be good be good be bee good

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