It seems a bit of an unfair battle really, one which the Bees have been loosing. Sense did finally look like it was prevailing with the EU introducing a total ban on the use of neonicotinoids in 2013 however recent events in the UK and particularly the actions of the NFU represents a big set back for British Bees. More worryingly there seems to be some fairly underhand dealings going on as highlighted by this very informative piece in last weeks Guardian. click here to read article
I accept that there are two sides to all debates and scientists are very good at contradicting each other but in this case is it really worth the risk?