Butterfly and bee populations plummet
Winter is tough for Britain’s wildlife, with shorter days and food in short supply. But it turns out for many species summer isn’t much better.
Four reasons why bees are better than footballers
Environment Secretary Liz Truss says Britain’s bees need to be treated like Premier League players – but perhaps we should value them more than football’s best paid. Here’s why.
Bees’ needs: government promises to tackle rapid decline
The government promises a new strategy to tackle the rapid decline in Engand’s bees and “turn dialogue into action”. Campaigners say it is a start – and call for an urgent bee action plan.
Bee decline: worse than we thought?
A third of honey bee colonies did not survive the winter, a new survey reveals. Is the decline of bees accelerating?
Bee decline: EU to ban pesticides, despite UK opposition
Pesticides linked to a decline in bee populations are set to be outlawed, despite UK opposition, after the majority of European countries voted in favour of a ban.
‘Bee wise’ over pesticides, say campaigners
Beekeepers and their supporters gather in Parliament Square to urge the government to support an EU-wide ban on certain pesticides which they say are harming the bee population.
Beekeepers call on MPs to halt bee decline
Beekeepers take to parliament to demand the government back an EU proposed suspension of pesticides – neonicotinoids – which they claim are behind the dramatic decline of the UK’s bees.
Ban pesticides to protect bees, MPs tell government
MPs accuse the government of an “extraordinarily complacent approach” to protecting bees, and urge the government to ban use of certain pesticides.
Bee decline ‘not caused by pesticides’
Insecticides aren’t to blame for the decline of Britain’s bees, the Government’s top bee scientist tells Channel 4 News.