Understanding the problem
There is a lot of publicity throughout Europe blaming pesticides called neonicotinoids for the decline in honey bees and other pollinators.
However, neonicotinoids are some of the most effective forms of crop protection technology available and have been used safely across millions of hectares of European crops. Many years of independent monitoring prove that when used properly – as they consistently are – neonicotinoids do not damage the health of bee populations.
It is clear that the honey bee, which is vital to farming and food production, is beset by a range of different and complicated health threats. We have to understand completely what the problems are and what can be done about them. This site is designed to improve this understanding.