Carpet of dead bees

This pesticide loophole is killing bees ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Hands holding dead bees

A,

Beekeepers are finding a carpet of dead bees where hives used to live – and it's about to get worse.

Bayer and Syngenta are using an “emergency” loophole in the law to try and dismantle the progress we've made on banning neonics in Europe – fields are still soaking in banned bee-killing pesticides.

But we could close this bee-killing loophole and save the bees!

If we all come together and pitch in, we can create a mega legal fund that bee-defenders everywhere can access to sue against these fake “emergencies” — and force governments to enforce the ban.

This won’t be just one lawsuit – it could take many legal battles in several countries until Bayer and Syngenta give up...so we need to be ready.

A, can you chip in to save the bees?

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Ever since we won the historic ban on bee-killing neonics, Bayer and Syngenta have been trying to undermine it – and now they’ve found a new tactic to keep their poisons in widespread use: sneakily helping industrial farms come up with “emergencies” to dodge the rules and slip their toxic pesticides past all of us.

And it’s working. There have been over 65 approvals to use banned bee-killing pesticides across Europe since 2018.

Make no mistake, Bayer and Syngenta will repeat this over and over until they essentially weaken and then destroy the bee-saving ban.

That’s why your role in this fight to save the bees – and protect the bee-saving ban – is more important than ever, A.

Together we fought for and won the historic bee-saving ban on pesticides that’s sparked a wave of new restrictions and bans around the world – but our fight in Europe isn't over.

We can’t close this loophole without your help – can you chip in to create the biggest legal fund for bee-defenders everywhere and save the bees?

If you’ve saved your payment information with SumOfUs, your donation will go through immediately.

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We’ve gone toe-to-toe against pesticide giants in court before – and won. Let’s do it again and make sure bee-killing neonics stay banned for good.

Thanks for all that you do,
Yasmin and the team at SumOfUs


More information:

‘Carpet of bees’: How Romania flouts EU ban on bee-killing insecticides. Politico. 14 July 2022.

UK overrules scientific advice by lifting ban on bee-harming pesticide. The Guardian. 01 March 2022.

Loophole keeps bee-killing pesticides in widespread use, two years after EU ban. Unearthed. 08 July 2020.

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