I believe that bees as well as other pollinators are very significant in our food industry play a crucial role in safeguarding our environment. The UK Government has done a lot of work in the past years to protect the bees. The most important step in that direction has been the National Pollinator Strategy.
Until Brexit will finalize, the UK will abide by the EU legislation in the matter, which imposes restrictions on neonicotinoids.
As part of the preparation for exiting the EU, Ministers are considering future arrangements for pesticides. Their highest priority will continue to be the protection of people and the environment and, taking the advice of the independent Expert Committee on Pesticides, they will base these decisions on a careful scientific assessment of the risks.