deutsch
english
francais
italiano
espanol
Photo
Stop Bee Deaths
beekeepers at Bayer shareholder meeting
protests at French Bayer factory
The campaign is funded by the Gregor Louisoder Umweltstiftung, Munich

Bee devastation: Campaign for total ban of neonicotinoid pesticides

Bayer managers have known the risks of a pesticide class called neonicotinoids for the environment since the beginning of the 90ies. The company downplayed the risks, submitted deficient studies to authorities and accepted the loss of honey bees in many parts of the world. After huge bee deaths in Germany the Coalition against Bayer Dangers brought a charge against Bayer for knowingly endangering the environment.

=> background article and leaflet Save the Bees

=> June 2014: Worldwide Assessment Detailing Effects Of Bee-Killing Pesticides

=> Bee Killers: graphics by Juan Carlos Plaza Gonzalez (Chile)

=> Imidacloprid: EFSA assesses potential link with developmental neurotoxicity

=> June 2013: Letter to the White House Urging Suspension of Neonicotinoids, PAN Europe challenges EU to go further on neonicotinoids

=> April 2013: Syngenta and Bayer's furious lobbying against EU measures to save bees, Graham White: “The Poison Circle”

=> Jan 2013: EU wants to ban Bayer pesticides, EFSA identifies risks to bees from neonicotinoids

=> UK: Future ban on bee-killing pesticides investigated , Bee Decline also in Canada

=> May 2012: Protesters at Bayer Berkeley site

=> April 2012 Countermotion to Bayer Shareholder Meeting, AVAAZ starts online petition

=> Poem AND IS THERE HONEY STILL FOR TEA?

=> April 2012 Netherlands: Bayer buys Bee Research

=> March 2012 2 new studies link Bayer Pesticides to bee decline

=> Dec 3-6, 2011 Bee deaths: Case study at Permanent Peoples´ Tribunal

=> Dec 2011: two new studies "Toxicity of Neonicotinoids" and Pesticides blamed for bee decline

=> April 25, 2011 Bayer ASM: Beekeepers to stage protests

=> March 2011 UN-Report: Bayer pesticides Clothianidin and Poncho are hazarding bees

=> Dec 9, 2010: EPA Asked to Pull Bayer Pesticide Linked to Bee Kills

=> Neonicotinoids and honey bee losses in India and in Japan

=> "A disaster in the making": New book on the massive decline of bees and birds

=> Bayer, BASF, Syngenta: Pesticide industry involvement in EU risk assessment puts survival of bees at stake

=> British Beekeepers Association to stop endorsing bee-killing pesticides

=> What a scientist didn't tell the NY Times about his study on bee deaths

=> New study (2010): Long-term risks of imidacloprid undervalued

=> Bulletin of Insectology (2010): The puzzle of honey bee losses

=> Charge against Bayer Board

=> Pesticides: Germany bans chemicals linked to honeybee devastation

=> Open Letter to the European Union

=> Big Win for Bees: US Judge Pulls Bayer Pesticide

=> Sierra Club urges EPA to suspend nicotinyl insecticides: http://www.sierraclub.org/biotech/whatsnew/whatsnew_2008-07-30.asp

=> Press Release of the Research Centre for Cultivated Plants (German): http://www.jki.bund.de/cln_044/nn_813794/DE/pressestelle/Presseinfos/2008/1605__BienensterbenClothianidin.html__nnn=true

=> Bee-keepers and environmental groups demand prohibition of pesticide "Gaucho"

=> French Institutes Finds Imidaproclid Turning Up in Wide Range of Crops

=> 2003 report from the "Comité Scientifique et Technique de l’Etude Multifactorielle des Troubles des Abeilles" http://agriculture.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/rapportfin.pdf