East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton has joined the new All Party Parliamentary Group on Bees as vice-chairman.
The new group of cross-party MPs had its inaugural meeting earlier this month and aims to work with the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA).
Tim Lovett, from the BBKA, attended to discuss the current issues facing bees, such as neonicotinoids.
The APPG will give MPs an opportunity to understand the issues facing bee colonies and learn more about beekeeping and bees in general, including current concerns with bees’ health.
Mr Loughton said: “This is an area I have been interested in for a number of years and I am delighted to see the popular APPG reconstituted. We hope to raise the profile of bees and address the issues currently facing the bee population.
“Bees and other pollinators play a vital role in the security of our food supply and the quality of our natural environment. I welcome the work the Government has done over the last few years to understand and protect them, most recently through the National Pollinator Strategy.”
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