Bees are fundamental to our environment. They pollinate a massive proportion of the food we eat and are essential to our ecosystem.
But bees have had a devastating 10 years – in the UK a third of the bee population has vanished.
Bee killing chemicals should be banned but the Government does allow their use in select cases. This is a major threat to our bee population – and a major threat to our environment.
Sheffield Labour also haven't committed to ending the use of harmful glyphosate on Sheffield Pavements and Parks.
Sheffield City Council must work with farmers to ensure that bee killing chemicals (neonicotinoids) aren’t used in Sheffield. Additionally, Lib Dems are calling for Sheffield City Council to end the use of harmful glyphosate as soon as possible.