Imported bumblebees pose 'parasite threat' to native
beesBy Victoria Gill
Science reporter, BBC News
Between 40,000 and 50,000
bumblebee colonies are imported into the UK every year
Bumblebees imported from Europe carry
pathogens that pose a threat to native honeybees and bumblebees in...
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