Summary of the issue
The pollination services provided by bees and other insects are essential for the production of most fruits and vegetables. By making sure pesticides don’t endanger pollinators, we can help farmers maximise food production and safeguard the health of pollinating insects.
Why it’s important
Scientists identify multiple causes of bee health problems, and while pesticides are often the focus of media stories, Europe has strict regulations to ensure safety for bees and other pollinators.
ECPA promotes best management practices for bee health, and works with stakeholders and authorities to ensure the safe and sustainable use of pesticides.