English beekeepers demonstrate against pesticide use

Beekeepers from across the United Kingdom turned up at Parliament Square in London on April 26 to demonstrate against the use of pesticides containing neonicotinoids. Parliament will vote to ban the substance from pesticides on April 29.

Beekeepers Demonstrate Against Bee Killing Pesticides

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Campaigners dressed as bees gather on Parliament Square on April 26, 2013 in London, England. Over a hundred campaigners including British fashion designers Dame Vivienne Westwood and Katharine Hamnett gathered on Parliament Square, some dressed as beekeepers, to urge British Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson, to not block EU proposals to suspend the use of bee killing pesticides. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Beekeepers Demonstrate Against Bee Killing Pesticides

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: British fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood hands in a petition to 10 Downing Street on April 26, 2013 in London, England. Over a hundred campaigners including British fashion designers Dame Vivienne Westwood and Katharine Hamnett gathered on Parliament Square, some dressed as beekeepers, to urge British Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson, to not block EU proposals to suspend the use of bee killing pesticides. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Beekeepers Demonstrate Against Bee Killing Pesticides

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Signs are held aloft as bee campaigners demonstrate on Parliament Square on April 26, 2013 in London, England. Over a hundred campaigners including British fashion designers Dame Vivienne Westwood and Katharine Hamnett gathered on Parliament Square, some dressed as beekeepers, to urge British Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson, to not block EU proposals to suspend the use of bee killing pesticides. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Beekeepers Demonstrate Against Bee Killing Pesticides

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Campaigners dressed as bees and beekeepers demonstrate on Parliament Square on April 26, 2013 in London, England. Over a hundred campaigners including British fashion designers Dame Vivienne Westwood and Katharine Hamnett gathered on Parliament Square, some dressed as beekeepers, to urge British Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson, to not block EU proposals to suspend the use of bee killing pesticides. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Beekeepers Demonstrate Against Bee Killing Pesticides

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Campaigners dressed as bees gather on Parliament Square on April 26, 2013 in London, England. Over a hundred campaigners including British fashion designers Dame Vivienne Westwood and Katharine Hamnett gathered on Parliament Square, some dressed as beekeepers, to urge British Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson, to not block EU proposals to suspend the use of bee killing pesticides. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Beekeepers Demonstrate Against Bee Killing Pesticides

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Raya Branford, 3, joins bee campaigners on Parliament Square on April 26, 2013 in London, England. Over a hundred campaigners including British fashion designers Dame Vivienne Westwood and Katharine Hamnett gathered on Parliament Square, some dressed as beekeepers, to urge British Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson, to not block EU proposals to suspend the use of bee killing pesticides. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Beekeepers Demonstrate Against Bee Killing Pesticides

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Bee campaigners gather on Parliament Square on April 26, 2013 in London, England. Over a hundred campaigners including British fashion designers Dame Vivienne Westwood and Katharine Hamnett gathered on Parliament Square, some dressed as beekeepers, to urge British Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson, to not block EU proposals to suspend the use of bee killing pesticides. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Beekeepers Demonstrate Against Bee Killing Pesticides

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Matilda Evans, 5, and her dad join Bee campaigners on Parliament Square on April 26, 2013 in London, England. Over a hundred campaigners including British fashion designers Dame Vivienne Westwood and Katharine Hamnett gathered on Parliament Square, some dressed as beekeepers, to urge British Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson, to not block EU proposals to suspend the use of bee killing pesticides. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Beekeepers Demonstrate Against Bee Killing Pesticides

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: A campaigner dressed as a bee demonstrates on Parliament Square on April 26, 2013 in London, England. Over a hundred campaigners including British fashion designers Dame Vivienne Westwood and Katharine Hamnett gathered on Parliament Square, some dressed as beekeepers, to urge British Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson, to not block EU proposals to suspend the use of bee killing pesticides. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Beekeepers Demonstrate Against Bee Killing Pesticides

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Bee campaigners gather on Parliament Square on April 26, 2013 in London, England. Over a hundred campaigners including British fashion designers Dame Vivienne Westwood and Katharine Hamnett gathered on Parliament Square, some dressed as beekeepers, to urge British Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson, to not block EU proposals to suspend the use of bee killing pesticides. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Beekeepers Demonstrate Against Bee Killing Pesticides

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: British fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood (right) joins bee campaigners on Parliament Square on April 26, 2013 in London, England. Over a hundred campaigners including British fashion designers Dame Vivienne Westwood and Katharine Hamnett gathered on Parliament Square, some dressed as beekeepers, to urge British Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson, to not block EU proposals to suspend the use of bee killing pesticides. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Beekeepers Demonstrate Against Bee Killing Pesticides

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Campaigners dressed as beekeepers demonstrate on Parliament Square on April 26, 2013 in London, England. Over a hundred campaigners including British fashion designers Dame Vivienne Westwood and Katharine Hamnett gathered on Parliament Square, some dressed as beekeepers, to urge British Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson, to not block EU proposals to suspend the use of bee killing pesticides. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Beekeepers Demonstrate Against Bee Killing Pesticides

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 26: Dame Vivienne Westwood (R) takes part in the 'March of the Beekeepers' rally to galvanise public action not block EU proposals to suspend the use of bee killing pesticides at Parliament Square on April 26, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images)