‘Warnings From the Field’ documents bees health, seen by beekeepers and scientists. For many of Europe’s farms, farming can only be sustained by the massive use of: insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, veterinary products and synthetic fertilisers.
As a result, beekeepers and scientists report that it is almost impossible to keep honeybees healthy and productive in such a farming environment. Many bee-colonies simply die, while others become sick, lose their vitality and slowly dwindle. These toxic effects are also evidenced by: the collapse of honey production and recurrent outbreaks of diseases, which often lead to the death of colonies.
Why can’t we create a healthy and ecologically diverse environment on European farms, enabling honeybees, wild bees and other pollinators to live happily together?