You dont have to be someone who buys organic food to know that bees pollinate plants. .
A third of UK bee colonies have been lost over the last two years and there have been many explanations given for this. There is strong evidence that neonicotinoids a class of pesticide first used in agriculture in the mid 1990s at exactly the time when mass bee disappearances started occurring are involved in the deaths. The evidence against these chemicals is strong enough that they have been banned or suspended in France, Germany, Italy and Slovenia but not yet in the UK.
You can help to get the Government to ban neonicotinoids by lending your voice and signing the online petitionhttp://www.soilassociation.org/Takeaction/Savethehoneybee/tabid/434/Default.aspx