125 MPs back our bees
125 MPs stood up for British bees in Parliament today in a cross-party show of support for halting bee decline.
Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green, Plaid Cymru, Social Democratic and Labour Party and Scottish National Party politicians all helped create a buzz at the Friends of the Earth photo call.
An urgent need to act
The amount of honey produced by UK bees fell by 72% in 2012 compared with the previous year. This is just one sign of a disastrous 12 months for insects vital to many of our favourite foods and which pollinate three-quarters of our plants.
Friends of the Earth's Nature Campaigner Paul de Zylva said:
It's a very welcome first step to see so many MPs recognise the importance of bees to our farmers, food prices and countryside. But they must now act urgently to halt bee decline. The effect of letting bees go the same way as ash trees would be catastrophic.