This class of fungicides is well represented in the samples reported here, raising the possibility that the mixtures reported might be toxicologically active to bees exposed to them. Progress towards eliminating pesticide exposure of bees through foraging has been limited to date. Partial bans have been emplaced on the use of the systemic insecticides imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, clothianidin and fipronil in seed dressings, and in the ground and leaf treatment of certain specified crops. In order to confer greater protection to wild and cultured pollinators, this ban should be made permanent, and expanded in scope to include other uses and other pesticides. There is a need to ensure, through research and through the application of holistic assessment, that pesticides with beeharming properties are not permitted for use. In addition, it is important that existing products are not simply replaced by other pesticides that might not have been fully evaluated. Thiacloprid, for example, was found quite frequently in trapped pollen in the current study, indicating widespread use in Europe during 2013, and its possible use to replace the restricted neonicotinoids. In addition, other insecticides known to be very harmful to bees should also be brought under strictest possible control.