About: honeybees

Agrifood 25-06-2019

French beekeepers warn about ‘catastrophic’ honey harvest

Alarmed French beekeepers and farming groups warned Tuesday of a "catastrophic" honey harvest this year due to adverse weather.
Agrifood 22-03-2018

Time to end the pesticide merry-go-round

On 22 March, EU member states are meeting again to discuss a full ban on the world’s most widely used pesticides, neonicotinoids. It’s a crucial chance to protect our pollinators, children and crops and rethink our whole food system, writes Dave Goulson.
Agrifood 28-02-2018

Neonicotinoids threaten bees, EU food safety watchdog re-confirms

Neonicotinoid pesticides put at risk wild bees and honeybees, crucial for pollination and reproduction of many plants, according to new assessments published on 28 February by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Agrifood 21-08-2017

Spanish honey production drops, as disappearing bees continue to sound alarm bells

Honey production in Spain dropped 4.08% last year, the country's agriculture ministry warned. A decline in bees, which pollinate between 5% and 8% of global food production, poses a serious threat the food chain. EURACTIV's partner EFEagro reports.
Agrifood 30-06-2017

US journal Science publishes study linking neonicotinoids to bee deaths

Two of the most extensive field studies conducted to date in Europe and Canada have confirmed the hypothesis that neonicotinoid insecticides are harmful to bees and other pollinating species.
Agrifood 12-01-2017

Greenpeace: Neonicotinoids pose risks to multiple species

Neonicotinoid pesticides should be considered a serious threat not only to honeybees, but also to many other species, according to a scientific review published today (12 January) by Greenpeace.
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Agrifood 22-09-2014

Bee activist: EU ban on neonicotinoids undermined by national derogations

The European Commission's 2013 decision to ban some neonicotinoid insecticides is not working, as some member states have provided derogation for their farmers, says Martin Dermine.

Syngenta takes EU to court over pesticide ban

Syngenta, one of the main producers of thiamethoxam, a pesticide used to coat seeds before germination, has launched a legal challenge against the European Commission’s decision to temporarily ban the chemical overs fears it harms bees.
Agrifood 17-07-2013

EU targets another insecticide linked to decline in bee population

The European Union added a pesticide made by German chemical firm BASF to its blacklist of substances suspected of playing a role in declining bee populations.
Agrifood 28-05-2013

EU agency links another insecticide to bee decline

The European Union's food safety regulator has added another insecticide to the list of crop chemicals it suspects of playing a role in declining bee populations.

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