In recent years, numerous cases of bee mortality or depopulation of beehives have been reported in Europe and other countries of the world, which in some cases have become a very serious problem.
Between 2013 and 2014 the population loss that peaked to 40% in North America and 20% in Northern Europe, without counting other countries such as Italy, where there is a significant decline in bees and pollinator insects in general.
WHAT CAN BE DONE TO AVOID ALL THIS?
GREENPEACE TELLS US WITH THE REPORT "BEES IN DECLINE":
- Prohibit the use of pesticides harmful to bees, starting with the seven most dangerous substances currently approved in the European Union: imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, clothianidin, pronil, chlorpyrifos, cypermethrin and deltamethrin;
- Adopt national action plans for pollinator insects;
- Promote and support agricultural practices that bring benefits to the pollination service within agricultural systems, such as crop rotation, promotion of ecological areas and organic farming methods.
- Improve the conservation of natural and semi-natural environments within and around agricultural areas as well as increase biodiversity in the fields.
- Increase funding for research, development and application of eco-farming practices that depart from chemical parasite control, and move towards the use of biodiversity-based tools to control parasites and improve the health of ecosystems.