Be fair to Bees, Plan Bee –Help farmers safeguard our valuable Nature!

Young people from Northern Ireland are asking government to support devolved institutions by having a UK wide strategy to provide funding to support farmers delivering valuable ecosystem services, such as providing wildflowers for pollinators.

6,045 Signatures

Status: Closed
Created: 19 Dec 2018, 1:27 p.m.
Daily signature rate : 31
Closed: 2 Jul 2019, 11:59 p.m.

Our Co Down research 2018 has shown that wildlife-friendly farming supported four times the number of pollinators compared to a farm that had never been managed for wildlife. Insect pollinated crops are valued at £603M per year (UK National Ecosystem Assessment). What food can we buy? How much will it cost us? Can we go out into nature and still be astounded by its beauty? Without bees, we dread to know the answers. The question is not should we save bees, but why have we not already started?

Top 10 Constituency Signatories to the Petition

Constituency Signatures % of Total Signatures MP Party-Constituency
493 8.156% Chris Hazzard MP Sinn Féin
South Down
388 6.419% Jim Shannon MP Democratic Unionist Party
159 2.63% Stephen Farry Alliance
North Down
99 1.638% Rt Hon Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson MP Democratic Unionist Party
Lagan Valley
99 1.638% Claire Hanna Social Democratic & Labour Party
Belfast South
84 1.39% Gavin Robinson MP Democratic Unionist Party
Belfast East
60 0.993% Rt Hon Sammy Wilson MP Democratic Unionist Party
East Antrim
50 0.827% Mr Gregory Campbell MP Democratic Unionist Party
East Londonderry
38 0.629% Carla Lockhart Democratic Unionist Party
Upper Bann
37 0.612% Ian Paisley MP Democratic Unionist Party
North Antrim
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2,249 signatures - 37.0% of total

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