Gardeners who have been ditching chemicals in a bid to save stricken honey bees may have been wasting their time. In a shock move, the British Beekeepers’ Association (BBKA), which…

Environment groups claim certain insecticides, known as neonicotinoids, are leading to the decline of bees, which pollinate many vital food crops. The chemicals remain legal and approved for garden use.…

Gardeners’ Worldpresenter Monty Don has slammed an EU decision not to ban garden sprays that campaigners have linked with bee decline. “I am incandescent about the government’s shameful decision not to…

Environment campaigners say retailers have rallied behind their campaign to strip store shelves of sprays linked to bee decline. Up to 2,000 outlets have removed neonicotinoids (neonics) from sale –…

The Soil Association has clashed with a chemical firm after calling on the government to ban sprays it claims are killing off honey and bumble bees. Campaigners told the House…

Gardeners are pledging to plant bee-friendly flowers in 2013, environment campaigners have claimed. Friends of the Earth (FoE) found that 62 per cent of adults who had a garden or…

Honey bee colonies have suffered a rise in decline, and gardeners’ efforts to save our pollinators could be making matters worse. A probe by the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) found…

Gardeners are set to come under more pressure to ditch a group of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, due to worries over bee colony death. An investigation at Reading University, backed…

The bee crisis which has seen colonies collapse across Europe and America may be starting to ease. Figures unveiled by the British Bee Keepers’ Association (BBKA) show huge growth in…