Warnings from the Field
‘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?