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Scientists claim pesticides are linked to bee decline

The large-scale, long-term decline in wild bees across England has been linked to the use of neonicotinoid insecticides by a new study.

Over 18 years, researchers analysed bees who forage heavily on oilseed rape, a crop widely treated with "neonics".

Rebecca Morelle reports.

  • 17 Aug 2016
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