For some time now news about a severe losses of honey bees, bumblebees, wild bees and other pollinators has been concerning various professionals and the wider public alike. European Commission has taken important steps to diagnose and prevent bees’ mortality, including actions on certain pesticides and a comprehensive study on honey bee colony mortality.
Veterinarians snd beekeepers should follow certain rules when applying veterinary medicines to bee colonies. There are also special requirements for trade and import of live bees. European Commission has also supported research projects related to bee health and honey.