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Bees Petition

Members of Torfaen Friends of the Earth spent 4 hours on Saturday the 19th of September at the B&Q store in Cwmbrân collecting signatures to petition MPs to support the current ban on neonicotinoid pesticides and extend it to all crops.

Neonicotinoids are neuro-active substances used as insecticides, and their use has been linked to reductions in bee populations. Bees perform a vital role in the pollination of many crops and wild plants.

TFoE bee information stall at B&Q staffed by Carole Jacob and Suzi McIntyre

Carole Jacob and Suzi McIntyre

B&Q no longer stock neonicotinoid pesticides, and kindly allowed us some space for a stall in their Cwmbrân branch.

TFoE bee information stall at B&Q staffed by Carole Jacob and a B\&Q staff member

Carole Jacob and a B&Q staff member

Nick Thomas-Symonds, the MP for Torfaen, joined us for part of the day.

TFoE bee information stall at B&Q with Nick Symonds-Thomas MP and Suzi McIntyre

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP and Suzi McIntyre

Visit Friends of the Earth's Bee Cause campaign pages for more information about campaign to save bees.