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Talk : Insect declines and pesticides

May 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bee Talk

Come to a free talk with Q&A by Professor Dave Goulson on why neonicotinoids are disastrous for bees and pollinators.

Tue May 9th 8-9pm on zoom
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The UK government has allowed the emergency use of banned neonicotinoid pesticides in England for the third consecutive year.

These chemicals are responsible for impairing bee learning and memory—which affects a bee colony’s ability to forage for food. Worse still, the pesticides also get into the pollen and nectar, which the bees then carry back and expose to the whole hive.
Birds that consume small doses have also been found to lose weight and suffer delays in their migration.

Learn about campaigns in your area and some of the actions you can take locally to stand up for our pollinators and the intricate web of life on which we all depend.

Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex, specializing in bee ecology. He has published more than 300 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects.He is the author of Bumblebees; Their Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation, and of the Sunday Times bestseller A Sting in the Tale, a popular science book about bumble bees, translated into seventeen languages. Silent Earth, his latest, book was published in August 2021.