Beekeepers call for pesticide ban

A host of celebrities are to join beekeepers as they march on Defra today - urging the Government not to block the EU proposal to suspend certain pesticides.

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Fight rages on over our bees

The March of the Beekeepers through Parliament Square
The March of the Beekeepers through Parliament Square Credit: Martin Stew

Campaigners and beekeepers gather in central London calling on the Government not to halt a ban on pesticides they believe are damaging our bee populations.

The March of the Beekeepers through Parliament Square
It comes ahead of a major EU meeting in Brussels next week Credit: Martin Stew

March of the Beekeepers

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Campaigners are blaming certain pesticides on the decline in bee populations Credit: ITN

The March of the Beekeepers through Parliament Square comes ahead of a major vote in Brussels on Monday. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is expected to vote against a ban on some neonicotinoid pesticides, which campaigners say are contributing to a decline in bee populations.

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