Bees need protecting

I am extremely concerned that the Government is preparing to ease the rules on the use of pesticides.

Monday, 16th May 2016, 8:59 am
Updated Monday, 16th May 2016, 10:01 am

With the current bee population in steep decline, I would have thought that the sensible policy would be to try to protect these creatures.

These pesticides pose a real threat to our already threatened environment.

Bees are a vital part of our food chain – not just for honey – but a lot of other food stuffs too through pollination.

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Surely, any responsible Government would, at least, consider the ramifications of using dangerous chemicals and dismiss the use of them out of hand.

Ian Martin