This report draws together policy and practice from national and London levels, to explore how we can ensure pollinator can thrive in London. It looks at how we can manage and improve land use in the capital to address issues as diverse as health, conservation, pollution and environmental management; and how these could contribute to helping to create a more colourful city in which both people and pollinators can thrive.
Europe bans bee-harming pesticides
Bees across Europe can breathe a small sigh of relief as the European Commission moves to introduce a two year moratorium on the pesticides most closely associated with bee decline.
The ban is expected to come into force on 1st December and will apply to three insecticides belonging to the neonicotinoid family.
This is fantastic news and marks the first step in turning the tide on bee decline. Pesticides are however just one aspect contributing to the decline of pollinators and Capital Bee is calling on London landowners to make small changes to the way that they manage their land to benefit both people and pollinators.