British bees are under threat from bee-harming pesticides called neonicotinoids.
The scientific evidence against these pesticides is growing all the time.
There are currently restrictions on some of these neonicotinoids (neonics), but they don't cover all crops and could be overturned next year.
Without a full ban, British bees could continue to decline.
Our government must support a complete, permanent ban on neonics.
Let's keep bee-harming pesticides out of our fields and gardens, for good.
Three years ago the use of neonics was restricted across Europe because they were found to pose a "high acute risk" to honeybees.
The restrictions are opposed by the powerful chemical firms who make these pesticides.
Thanks to further research the scientific evidence of the threat to bees from these neonicotinoids is now overwhelming. And now they are implicated in the decline of butterflies and birds too.
But the restrictions will be reviewed by the EU early in 2017 and could then be removed, or extended. The UK government has not yet made up its mind which it will support.
For the sake of our bees the UK government must back banning neonics for good on all crops, and ensure any future pesticide regulations are transparent, independent, science-based, and human health and the environment are put first.