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Invasion of tough European bumblebees could wipe out their weaker British cousins, scientists warn

Since arriving in the UK from continental Europe 13 years ago, tree bumblebees have rapidly spread despite them carrying high levels of an infection that normally prevents queen bees from producing colonies, according to new research carried out by Royal … Continue reading

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Viruses threaten wild bumblebees

  Several viruses associated with managed honeybees may pose a widespread risk to bumblebees in the wild, according to latest research. It identified five viruses from both wild bumblebees and managed honeybees at 26 sites across Great Britain. Previously research … Continue reading

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