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Beekeepers gather outside ministries across Europe to demand bee friendly pesticide standards ahead of EU vote on World Bee Day

Source: buglife.org.uk

EU residents fear that member states will undermine the ban on bee-killing neonicotinoids by opening door to harmful pesticides.

Tomorrow beekeepers and environmental groups will gather outside agriculture ministries across Europe to hand in a petition signed by over 220,000 SumOfUs members, demanding that the European Commission finally makes pesticide testing bee-friendly. These creative and visual events, led by groups and individuals working directly with embattled bees, aim to draw the attention of decision makers and compel them to listen to citizens all across Europe. The events are taking place in Berlin, Bucharest, Paris, Sofia, The Hague, London, Rome, Dublin, and Riga.

Invertebrate conservation charity Buglife will be taking the lead on the London hand-in to the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. MORE

Header image: Buglife.

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