Why do you love bees?

Please write a message to the Environment Secretary Michael Gove about why we need bees.

Choose a template below, write your message and we’ll hand it to him.

Our bees are precious but we’re not providing them with a safe environment to thrive.

Bee-harming pesticides called neonicotinoids (a.k.a. neonics) are one of the biggest threats facing our pollinators.

There's been a Europe-wide ban on three neonics for nearly 4 years now and Michael Gove has recently said he supports tougher restrictions on them.

But he still needs to vote on behalf of the UK, alongside other European countries. You can make sure he keeps his word by reminding him how important bees are to us.

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