Spare the pest sprays and save the bee

Sunday Mirror - - SAIRAKHAN - Just when you think she can’t get any bet­ter, Deb­bie McGee sends the jaws of the Strictly au­di­ence floor­wards with her en­ergy, flex­i­bil­ity and pre­ci­sion. Fair dos, her bal­let back­ground gives her an enor­mous ad­van­tage. But still, the fact she can lift t

I am buzzing with hap­pi­ness at the an­nounce­ment that the UK will sup­port the ban on pes­ti­cides known as neon­ics – the main cause of the de­cline of the world’s bee pop­u­la­tion and other fly­ing in­sects. Pro­fes­sor Dave Goul­son, of Sus­sex Univer­sity said: “We ap­pear to be mak­ing vast tracts of land in­hos­pitable to most forms of life, and are cur­rently on course for eco­log­i­cal Ar­maged­don. If we lose the in­sects then ev­ery­thing is go­ing to col­lapse.” The English gar­den would never be the same with­out our beau­ti­ful but­ter­flies, bees and bee­tles. So if we don’t em­brace eco-friendly gar­den­ing, we’ll all get stung in the end.


IN DAN­GER Our bee pop­u­la­tion

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