March of the Beekeepers – Friday 26th April 2013

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via PAN UK – PAN UK is joining forces with Avaaz, Buglife, Environmental Justice Foundation, Friends of the Earth, GreenpeaceRSPB, Soil Association and 38 Degrees for the March of the Beekeepers – 10.30am for 11am start, till 12.30, Friday 26th April, Parliament Square, Westminster, London

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What:
Beekeepers with smokers (not lit), flanked by supporting celebrities, people wearing beehive hair, carrying flowers, apples, pears and other pollinated vegetables, honey and jam, a giant Winnie the Pooh.
Why:
To grab the weekend headlines and pile the pressure on the Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Affairs, ahead of a vital EU vote banning neonicotinoid pesticides on Monday 29th April. Even the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has concluded certain neonicotinoids are harmful to bees and The March of the Beekeepers will show Mr Paterson the full weight of…

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