The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology has researched the effects that the ban on neonicotinoid has had on bees. Neonicotinoid is an ‘insecticide’ that paralyzes and kills insects. Recently, a ban for the product was implemented with the intention to protect the bee population, but research, beginning in 2014, has proved that the remaining residue from the pesticide may have an even greater negative impact than direct use on the insects. Activists state that a full ban of neonicotinoid must be implemented in order to save bees.