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Charlotte Smith hears warnings some honey bees will struggle to make it through the winter. The British Bee Keepers' Association says the 2012 honey harvest is down by around 70%, and that the wet weather has caused havoc for the bees' winter stores.

And MPs are examining the on-going debate over neonicotinoid pesticides, which some say are devastating for bee health. Farming Today hears from manufacturers, Syngenta; LEAF, which promotes environmentally responsible farming and the organic body Soil Association.

Presenter: Charlotte Smith Producer: Melvin Rickarby.

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12 minutes

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Mon 3 Dec 2012 05:45