Save the Honey Bees

In the last decades, honey bees, other pollinators and birds have been disappearing. Our food sustainability is jeopardized, so is biodiversity. In fact without bees, more than 80% of the variety of the food we eat could disappear: the majority of fruits and vegetables would vanish from our tables, so would vitamins and other micronutrients. An important cause for this problem is the use of agrochemicals in conventional agriculture and in particular neonicotinoids and fipronil that have been at the base of dramatic honeybee colony losses for 20 years in Europe and worldwide.

Since 2012, PAN Europe has been running a campaign in order to get a full ban on neonicotinoids and fipronil at EU-level. We wish to participate in the transition towards a better future for agriculture and the environment without neonicotinoids, working hand in hand with farmers in order to show that life without neonicotinoids is possible and affordable. We aim at succeeding by bringing independent science in the political arena, thanks to the help of the general public. For more information, visit www.savehoneybees.info and Save the Bees Coalition's website>>

In January 2018, the European Commission has launched a public consultation on its 'Pollinators initiative' aiming at stopping the decline of pollinators in the EU. The consultation is available until 5 April 2018 and we ask our members and partners to participate in the consultation and help the Commission to take action to protect the bees and other pollinators. TAKE PART in the consultation>>

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