I’m just stopping by today to recommend that you sign the petition for the European Union to ban the use of some of the most toxic pesticides.
The evidence of the dangers of such pesticides to bee populations was most conclusively proven in a study published in Nature last year, which suggested that around two thirds of bumblebees exposed to a combination of two or more pesticides will die. Honeybees may suffer 85 percent losses to their queen populations.
The loss of bee populations is concerning enough in and of itself, but is also of particular significance because of their importance to the pollination and growth of human food crops. You can read more here, here and here (with an excellent video).
Also, on a lighter note, while we’re on the subject of bees, here is one of my favourite Eddie Izzard clips – enjoy!