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Yellow virus – Banned’ bee-harming pesticide approved for use, despite expert advice
Yellow virus – Banned’ bee-harming pesticide approved for use, despite expert advice

A pesticide which can harm bees has been approved for use in 2022. Emergency use of a product containing the chemical thiamethoxam has been authorised in England because of a virus which affects sugar beets. The decision came despite expert advisers finding pollution from the pesticide would damage river life, and requirements for use had not been met. But Environment…

Bee aware: do you know what is in that cheap jar of honey?
Bee aware: do you know what is in that cheap jar of honey?

beekeepers are calling for a requirement on supermarkets and other retailers to label cheap honey imports from China and other nations with the country of origin after claims that part of the global supply is bulked out with sugar syrup. The UK is the world’s biggest importer of Chinese honey, which can be one sixth of the price of the…