Farmers spread them to their fields. They are not bees' friends, but they do not kill. But some insects they kill. That is why they are put onto fields.Finman - what are they?
Do you mean like, boiling water on ant nests, or some more active chemical?
- Beekeeping organisations across Europe were concerned that agricultural pesticides were killing large number of bee colonies and succeeded in banning some pesticides. The BBKA took a different approach and worked with the agrochemical companies to promote specific pesticides and the safe use of pesticides. This approach caused a lot of concern with members and although the policy was endorsed at three Annual Delegates Meetings (ADM) in 2010 the BBKA decided to stop the endorsement but still work with these companies. At this stage the temporary bans in Europe had been lifted.