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AS WE GARDENERS ALL LOVE BEES.
I wonder if you have seen the NEW PETITION
I saw it on the RSPB site.
LETS GET THE MESSAGE ACROSS, PUT WILD LIFE FIRST!!!
Hi Patty, Is this a new petition? I've signed everything that's come my way so far. I'll have a look at RSPB
Did it yesterday Patty.
I just signed and shared it
To Nut, Tina and Rebecca for such quick responce to BEE petition
I HOPE WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Will do now patty
Also make sure you don't buy insecticides containing the relevant damaging chemicals.
If you want to see how bee-friendly your garden is, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, bumblebeeconservation.org, has got a 'bee kind' tool on their site which gives your flowers a score. It's also got lots of interesting info.
We all want to be wildlife and bee-friendly in your garden . How can you stop your neighbours buying insecticdes and undoing the good work you do?. YES i will go and sign the petition
Will check out the bee friendly sites but saw my first bumble bee in the garden at the weekend. Was so pleased, there were about 4 different species last year.
I have a neighbour who will insist on using slug pellets,
i have tried to explain to her the birds frogs and hedgehogs
are poisoned by them but it makes no difference.
I GET ANGRY WHEN I GO INTO A GARDEN CENTRE OR HARDWARE STORE THEY HAVE A POISON FOR ABOUT EVERY CREATURE IN OUR GARDENS.
Hi vally 2
I found that bee trust site, my plants got a high score, but sadly i dont get many bees as
my garden is in the middle of town and is very shaded.
BUT the birds love it we have ducks at the moment , i found three eggs today!
I've signed it, will have a look at that bee kind tool vally. Thanks
Just been on the bee conservation site. Good tips and advice. But need to put more flowers to make my own garden more bee friendly
Actually, the 3 bee-killer pesticides will only be banned during a few months of the year and for the most part will be in use for the rest of the year – on nearly 85% of cereal crops, and on a large proportion of fruit, vegetable and herb crops, severely poisoning the ground and the water, which will then be taken up into the roots of the so-called “non-treated” crops.
Many studies have shown that these highly toxic substances can remain in the soil for up to three years after their application and that non-treated crops planted in those same fields will show traces of neo-nicotinoids even as far as their pollen, which then goes on to kill bees!
At the end of the two year test period the multinationals will be able to prove that the bee population is continuing to be decimated in spite of the so-called ban on their products, and that they are not to blame. They will have succeeded in exonerating their pesticides and protecting their profits for many years to come.
There might still be time to stop them, but I'm afraid it will take a bit more effort on our part than simply planting a few bee-friendly annuals. Even non-French can sign their petition, but there are probably UK-based pressure-groups who need our support as well.
The second message was from a supporter of Friends of the Earth, who sent me a list of the MPs who have signed the Bee Cause Statement, calling for offical investigations into saving the bees. I wonder if you know whether your MP has signed it? You can see the list at the FoE website.