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You may have heard of the crisis in the bee population worldwide. Various theories, including a bee virus, or the huge swathes of crops that don’t require pollination, have been put forward to explain the loss. However a recent paper from the EPA in the US suggests that the major loss of honey bees was caused by use of pesticides harmful to the bees. If you’re interested, you can read a precis of the use of pesticides produced by Bayer, and the EPA document or read more about bees in this article, Flower Sharing May Be Unsafe For Bees_Science News (pdf).

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