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The European Union will ban the world’s most widely used insecticides from all fields due to the serious danger they pose to bees.

The ban on neonicotinoids, approved by member nations on Friday, is expected to come into force by the end of 2018 and will mean they can only be used in closed greenhouses.

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  1. Old news over here 😁 though ze Germanz are rather on the “Catch up, willya” track.

    Special wildflower mixes for bees popped up in stores and supermarkets in March, there are tags on plants favored by bees, bumblebees and butterflies. Not to mention insect hotels are all over the place.
    Pesticides are in locked cabinets, and you need to ask a qualified salesperson to pick the correct one for you. Most of the time they’ll try to persuade you to try a natural remedy first.

    As for the farmers in my area – they’ve been on the bee-friendly track for a while already from what I’ve gathered. Mr Florian went one further and built himself a beehive. Bee mansion, as it were…

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      • Forgot to mention – these wildflower mixes are not new, I already saw (and bought) them last year. By summer I had almost as many bees as my neighbor, but she’s got rows of lavender.
        We were joking that we should find the keeper of our busy visitors and demand a glass of honey for our troubles 😋

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        • Yes! I’m lucky to get my honey from a local beekeeper. It’s raw and so good! Whenever I go up there in season the bees are all buzzing about in large numbers. At first it was a little unnerving, but I soon got used to it. There’s lots of wild blackberry bushes around, so the flavor of the honey takes on that character.

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