Wednesday, 18 December 2013

What’s the buzz? The bumblebee is back!

Bumblebees teetering on the verge of extinction in the UK have stunned conservationists by staging a sudden revival.

A project that began as an attempt to reintroduce an extinct bumblebee to Britain has sparked a comeback by five other species whose numbers have dwindled alarmingly in recent decades.

Conservationists say the speed of their recovery suggests that the bees can cope with some pesticide use by farmers, if they have wild flowers to feed on and a place to live.

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