British Beekeepers' Association to stop endorsing bee-killing pesticides

The Guardian, 16 Nov 2010
Beekepers' group ends commercial relationship with pesticide manufacturer whose product killed bees

The British Beekeepers' Association has today announced plans to end its controversial practice of endorsing pesticides in return for cash from leading chemical manufacturers such as Bayer Crop Science.

The endorsement of four products as "bee-friendly" in return for £17,500 a year caused outrage among many beekeepers because one of the companies, Bayer Crop Science, makes pesticides that are widely implicated in the deaths of honeybees worldwide.

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See also:
- Observations on the Effectiveness of the BBKA Policy of Endorsing Four Insecticides
- BBKA Endorsement of Pesticides
- Bayer pesticide seal of approval stings Britain's beekeepers