Pollinators & Agriculture
BeeLife is a European NGO working for a brighter future for bees and pollinators, improving their protection and their collaboration in our agricultural system.
March 10, 2020
Organisations fully support environmental ambitions of the EU. Furthermore, we believe that EU farmers should not be exposed to unfair competition from abroad if they are to accept and work toward this important objective. For this reason, the EU should not allow the import of agricultural goods that have not been produced to the same high standards as those produced in the EU. Specifically, the EU should not allow the import of products that have been treated with pesticides that are banned in the EU, as stated by Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski.
February 28, 2020
On February 11, 2020, BeeLife celebrated its latest General Assembly, with the participation of several of its members and Board of Directors. Members and the team of BeeLife used this opportunity to renew their engagement towards the protection of pollinators in Europe. During the meeting, members established the priorities for 2020 and reached a consensus on the structure and working of BeeLife.
January 24, 2020
Six consecutive years passed in which the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development granted emergency authorisations for the use of neonicotinoid-coating treatment for seeds of sunflower, maize, rapeseed and sugar beet crops. In 2020, the Ministry has issued a new temporary authorisation for the use neonicotinoids for maize crops. BeeLife supports Romapis and Romanian beekeepers in rejecting the continuation of emergency authorisations for the use of neonicotinoid insecticides in maize crops.