UK Bee Population

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:30 pm on 14th November 2017.

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Photo of Neil Parish Neil Parish Chair, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee 4:30 pm, 14th November 2017

I thank my hon. Friend for securing the debate. There are a lot of bee-friendly crops that we can grow, which can help to enhance the bee population. That must be done. I also say to our farming Minister that it is important to have the means to grow the crops. When we no longer use neonicotinoids, we must ensure that we have alternatives that are safer and that we can safely grow those crops. It is absolutely essential that we have both bees and good, bee-friendly crops.