Hi Polly welcome to the forum..have a look here it has already been raised on the forum so you are not on your own www.rspb.org.uk/.../464808.aspx
So sorry, don't know how I managed to miss the other thread, I'm knew. It's just worrying that four other countries have banned these chemicals and meanwhile, as always we have an enquiry and talk it to death. We seem to err on the side of big business and big farmer a little to often. I'm with Hyppocrates - "first do no harm" something our scientific community need to learn.
Hi Polly don't worry about not knowing about the other thread it's no problem.
I don't think people realise how much we depend on the bees for pollinating the crops etc.