Neonictinoids banned by the EU 27th April 2018
The ban on neonicotinoids, approved by member nations on Friday 27th April, is expected to come into force by the end of 2018 and will mean they can only be used in closed greenhouses.
This is a great vicytory for bees, though the fight will go on and care must be taken to ensure that they are not replaced by a new generation of harmful pesticides. With rapid declines in all insects throughout Europe, new methods of harming which do not destroy wildlife are urgently needed.
Habitat distruction is also important and as individuals we can do much to provide a space be it a window box full of flowers, a small pond or a flowering tree.