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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.
Hackney Beekeeper Ian Bailey says there isn't enough evidence to support an instant ban on certain pesticides.
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.
A host of celebrities are to join beekeepers as they march through London calling for action over certain types of pesticides. They're calling on the Government to support an EU ban on weedkillers which they believe are harmful to our bees.