By Ginette, Apr 10 2019 12:00AM
These are some illustrations I drew for Bee.Watch - an app and website to promote communication between pesticide users and beekeepers.
The app also lets people quickly report bee swarms for local beekeepers to collect, as well as tracking the Asian Hornet.
Although some harmful insecticides such as neonicotinoids have been banned recently, there are still alot of chemicals which haven't been thoroughly tested for their effect on insects, humans and the environment. Particularly the combinations of multiple chemicals, often used for pesticide spraying. This should be the job of chemical manufacturers and governments to prove their chemicals are safe to use.
Pesticide users can go on the bee.watch app or website to alert local beekeepers, so they can close their hives and prevent bees flying into possibly deadly chemicals.