Policy paper

An assessment of key evidence about neonicotinoids and bees

Defra assessment of the key evidence about neonicotinoids and bees to help inform national and international considerations of this issue.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


An assessment of key evidence about Neonicotinoids and bees

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The assessment, published in March 2013, cannot exclude rare effects of neonicotinoids on bees in the field. However, it suggests that effects on bees do not occur under normal circumstances.

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Published 27 March 2013