Category Archives: Bees

Are GM crops are better for bees?

Throughout our decades of pesticide use we have tried to create pesticides that are lethal to pests but don’t affect non-target organisms such as ladybirds and bees. One of the avenues scientists are going down for this reason is GM … Continue reading

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Bumblebee declines – why are some species harder hit?

The UK has 24 bumblebee species left, but we’ve already seen 2 extinctions. In Europe, intensive agriculture is thought to be the greatest cause of bumblebee declines, due to the loss of wildflowers and nesting sites. However, not all species … Continue reading

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