The European Commission worries about severe losses of honey bees

For more information about EU efforts for bee health, study on honey colony mortality, its regulatory systems concerning the approval of pesticides, trade and import, etc, see:

http://ec.europa.eu/food/animals/live_animals/bees/index_en.htm

Reminder: in 2013: the European Commission has adopted a proposal (Regulation (EU) No 485/2013 PDF) to restrict the use of 3 pesticides belonging to the neonicotinoids family (clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiametoxam) for a period of 2 years.

The Commission’s action is a response to the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) scientific report which identified “high acute risks” for bees as regards exposure to dust in several crops such as maize, cereals and sunflower, to residue in pollen and nectar in crops like oilseed rape and sunflower and to guttation in maize.

 

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