By 2018 it is predicted there will be no honeybees in Britain, while three species of bumblebee are already extinct. Without bees there would, obviously, be no honey or wax; but surprisingly around a third of the products we buy in the supermarket rely on pollination - fruit, cotton, chocolate, coffee, meat and dairy, to name a few! A threat to the bees is essentially a threat to us and its not a distant problem.
Enter Neals Yard Remedies who have set up an online petition calling on the British government to ban Neonicotinoid, it will be delivered to the Houses of Parliament following a protest march in October which is sure to cause a buzz (sorry, couldnt help it).
Visit Neals Yard Remedies website to sign the petition, find out more about the cause and which bee-friendly organisations it is working with.