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To: Homebase and other UK retailers

Don't sell plants treated with bee-harming pesticides

Update 16/11/17

We won!

Homebase says it intends to end the sale of plants grown that have been treated with neonicotinoid-based pesticides by the end of 2018.

They said: "We have been working closely with our suppliers and seeking advice from other stakeholders about the use of neonicotinoids and we have committed to stop using these insecticides on garden plants, as well as removing neonicotinoid-based garden care products from sale by the end of 2018."

Read more here:

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.


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