Talking about bees and agriculture, pesticide use is the first issue coming up. In the past years, the discussion concentrated mainly on neonicotinoids and glyphosat. But, as I discussed already a month ago, this doesn't… continue reading
Insect conservation and agriculture seem to be contradictions. But actually, they aren't. You may already imagine, though, that it's not all black and white. Some months ago, I heard a sentence on a panel discussion… continue reading
Monitoring studies are what I stand for when it comes to improve agricultural landscape for bees. Last week, I already explained what they are: a test for reality and a possibility to answer "what-if..."-questions. Before… continue reading
Conservationists and beekeepers waited for this day to come: on April 27th, the European Commission banned some neonicotinoids in the EU. This step also was a consequence of acknowledging their risk for bees. A few days… continue reading
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