project pollinator first
Why pollinators first? We rely on pollinators to provide us with the food we eat. So many of the decisions we make in our homes, gardens, road verges and how we decide to grow food directly impacts pollinators. In Australia, thousands of chemicals approved by the national regulator, the Australian Pesticides and Medicines Authority (APVMA) are sold in supermarkets and hardware stores that drastically shorten the lives of pollinators, impact the health of our soil and research is now indicating how some of these chemicals impact human health. It is time we prioritse pollinators in our decisions.
Project Pollinator First started in my backyard, has spread to community backyards and has resulted in lobbying action to local councils, state government and peak bodies. This is an ongoing project and the community is invited to participate. The Bee Collective has produced the following library of resources for the community.
These resources aim to inform community and help you speak with friends and neighbours about the impact of chemical use on pollinators, the environment and on people. These pamphlets are linked to relevant research papers.
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Neonicotinoids are a commonly used pesticide that target the nervous system of insects
Spray Event Questions
Glyphosate based herbicides, also known as 'RoundUp' are a commonly used agricultural and domestic herbicide.
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