Author Archives: Nicola Thompson

Neonicotinoids: What Are They and Why Are They Banned?

A ban was initially instated in 2013 after the Dutch study, though it was only a ‘partial ban’, only applying to a few crop types. The new ban goes further, eliminating the ability to use any neonicotinoids on any crops outside sealed greenhouses. 

Bee Friendly in Durham

Bees are massively important to our food on a global level. Here’s why they are important and what we can do to support them and try and slow their decline.