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Posts Tagged ‘bee death’


New pollination fears as a third of honey bee colonies die out

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A third of Britain’s honey bee colonies died out last winter – prompting fresh fears of a pollination crisis for our flowers and vegetables.
Bee losses over the winter of 2012 to 2013 were more than double that of the previous winter, despite a surge in back garden beekeeping.
According to the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), an average of 33.8 colonies in…

Concern over pesticides and bee death

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Gardeners are set to come under more pressure to ditch a group of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, due to worries over bee colony death.
An investigation at Reading University, backed by Friends of the Earth, found it would cost £1.8billion a year to hand-pollinate UK crops if bees died out altogether.
In April, Amateur Gardening reported how French scientists had claimed that neonicotinoids …