To: Homebase and other UK retailers

Don't sell plants treated with bee-harming pesticides

Don't sell plants treated with bee-harming pesticides

Don't sell flowering plants treated with bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides.

Why is this important?

Harmful pesticides are killing our bees at an alarming rate. They're currently banned across fields in Europe, but many garden centres are still selling flowering plants that have been treated with the killer pesticides.

I'm a beekeeper, and I was really pleased this week when B&Q announced that from Feb 2018 they are going to stop their suppliers from using these pesticides on any of the flowering plants they sell. There's no reason that other garden centres can't introduce the same rule to protect our bees.


Reasons for signing

  • No pollinators = no plants = nobody.
  • I agree, there's no reason why all garden centres and other outlets selling such plants and products cannot make the same stipulations.
  • Without bees the cycle is broken.

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