Today, whilst I was at Uni talking to Alison, the EU took the action to force through the ban on neonicotinoid pesticides. This is potentially very good news for bees and beekeepers, although there are concerns that now farmers will have to revert to using other, more damaging pesticides. At least, however, this shows that key figures are willing to listen and act on the issue, which is a good sign. This development isn’t great for my pesticide article. Having spent four days writing more than 2000 words on how the pesticide ban is still on hold it’ll mean that I’ll likely have to reword large parts of it or write an amendment.