Peusticides

“Arguments over whether widespread harm to bees had been proven or not missed the point of the EU regulations: ‘The principle of the regulation is that safe use must be demonstrated, not the other way around.’ With Efsa finding high risks to bees, … ‘There is no other choice for the commission than to act.'” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/22/tories-aim-block-full-eu-ban-bee-harming-pesticides

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Beeping

“Bees’ hairs are highly sensitive to flowers’ delicate EMFs [electromagnetic fields]. In controlled trials in Switzerland, bees reacted to mobile-phone signals with high-pitched ‘piping’: a cue to desert a hive.” (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2988266/wireless_pollution_out_of_control_as_corporate_race_for_5g_gears_up.html)

Mobile phone manufacturers have been quick to add to their products’ features list ‘insect repellent’.

Sicker and Thicker

“The UK government-funded study … is the first to link the controversial insecticides to the decline of many bee species in real-world conditions. … The study cannot show a causal relationship between neonicotinoid use and the decline of wild bees, says … a spokesperson for Bayer Crop Science.” (http://www.nature.com/news/controversial-insecticides-linked-to-wild-bee-declines-1.20446)

Expected response from UK government? “Although this study adds to the growing pool of evidence that neonicotinoids adversely affect bees, until we can speak to bees directly, to hear why they’re getting sicker and thicker, we can’t punish the agrochemical industry unduly.”

Beebody

“There is a huge body of evidence, which cannot be ignored, showing that certain neonicotinoids are harmful to bees and other wild pollinators.” (http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/article/scottish-wildlife-trust-amp-buglife-scotland-call-for-permanent-ban-on-damaging-insecticides/)

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Zeronicotinoids

“These toxic chemicals [neonicotinoids] not only harm bees, they also persist in the agricultural landscape and contaminate soils, potentially harming invertebrates such as earthworms. They are picked up by wildflowers, get into the watercourse and are linked to a decline in birds and butterflies in farmed systems.
We now know that bumblebees can’t pollinate crops effectively when exposed to these pesticides, so it makes moral, ecological and economic sense to ban them.” (http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/article/call-to-ban-bee-harming-pesticides-in-scotland/)

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Dis-bees

“The movement of bees and related equipment into, or out of, the affected apiary are under specific controls supervised by Scottish Government Bee Inspectors and include enhanced biosecurity measures and increased vigilance in the area.” (http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Bee-disease-confirmed-1b36.aspx)

Scottish Government Bee Inspectors are working closely with their Irish counterparts, the Hibernian Government Bee Inspectors, AKA the Hibey G Bees.

Refubees

“The researchers suggested that one potential way to mitigate the bees’ reduced range would be to experiment with relocating bumblebee populations northwards, as has been done before with butterflies and plants.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/09/bumblebee-habitat-shrinking-europe-north-america-climate-change-study)

Travellers heading north will be offered the chance to chaperone a small swarm.