Beekeepers Demonstrate

Beekeepers demonstrate demo for the protection of the honey bees, for the protection of the ecosystem and for the protection of the people of Brunswick, 18 honey bees before the Federal Office of consumer protection and food safety (BVL) July 2008 and their products are biological indicators that display the health of the environment. Recently, the honey bees by poisoning with the active ingredient Clothianidin were affected in Baden and Bavaria. Clothianidin belongs to a new generation of insecticides, the so called Neonicotinoids. For years, professional beekeeper indicate that Clothianidin has already caused damage to bees in other countries. The bee is just the tip of the iceberg in this year. Originally posted early given of the numerous still existing gaps in knowledge the re-registration of Clothianidin mordants is irresponsible. Now the poison may be returned from the next mass extinction seem only a matter of time”, NABU – CEO Leif Miller warns. NABU had in 2004 asked the BVL, also that the Neurotoxic to ban scoring means Gaucho (active ingredient imidacloprid) in Germany.

Also this poison is suspected to be toxic for bees and other insects. In contrast to Germany, France had imposed immediately after quickly extensive requirements and application restrictions to protect of the bees. QUOTE AT THE END From: m05/m05_08/08191.html after the technical background with the abrasion of the seed treatment was explained and found, make many beekeepers and consumers wondering how this could happen at all, that an insecticide can cause such damage. And why the active ingredient will be re-admitted to, although the extent of the damage is not yet fully captured. The fact is that the current approval process for pesticides has not prevented the damage. Therefore, the authorisation procedure can not sufficient to protect the natural environment, food safety and the consumer. For this reason, an initiative group of beekeepers demonstrated on Friday, July 18th, 2008 at 10:00 in front of the building of the Federal Office for consumer protection and food safety in Brunswick Registrar field. The demonstration is supported by the German occupation and purchase beekeepers federal, NABU, and other organizations (organic farming associations, entomologists, consumers, etc.). Following this demonstration followed by further actions. At the end of 2008 / beginning of 2009, a meeting in the Bundestag will be concerning plant protection products act instead of here the beekeepers want to indicate consumers the dangers for the environment and human. Contact for the press: Bernhard Heuvel hobby beekeeping from North Rhine-Westphalia (Niederrhein) phone: 0177 / 4864748 E-Mail: more information: Manfred Hederer President of the German professional and purchase beekeepers Association phone: 08806 / 922320 E-Mail: Web: