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Bees in freefall as study shows sharp US decline

Disease and low genetic diversity might have caused US bumblebee decline over the past few decades, say scientists. The abundance of four common species of bumblebee in the US has dropped by 96% in just the past few decades, according to the most comprehensive national census of the insects. Scientists said the alarming decline, which(…)

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Bees in freefall as study shows sharp US decline

Disease and low genetic diversity might have caused US bumblebee decline over the past few decades, say scientists. The abundance of four common species of bumblebee in the US has dropped by 96% in just the past few decades, according to the most comprehensive national census of the insects. Scientists said the alarming decline, which(…)

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Genetic breakthrough in fight against honeybee killer

Scientists have developed a chemical-free technique that could make the deadly varroa mite self-destruct. A breakthrough in the battle against a deadly mite responsible for decimating the honeybee population has been welcomed by conservation groups. The varroa mite is the biggest killer of honeybees and has become resistant to medication developed to destroy it. But(…)

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