Walter Haefeker, President
European Professional Beekeepers Association
Member of the Board of Directors
German Professional Beekeepers Association
Deutscher Berufs und Erwerbsimkerbund e.V
[It was a] big day for us! We won our case at the European Court of Justice. We are playing offense now. Your governments can no longer argue that beekeepers are not entitled to protection and compensation. This means that you need to go to your government agencies now and ask for safety distances to be required [between bee colonies and GMO crops]. [Ten] 10 km around every honey-producing hive is what we need to argue for.