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Honey bee collapse warning

With one third of everything we eat involved bee pollination, the current collapse in honey bee populations could cost country ¬£200 million¬† Hives in the UK and elsewhere have suffered massive losses in the last few years largely due to a disease known as varroa mite. Other factors blamed for the decline include the loss of habitat like wild flower meadows, climate change, pesticide use and a mysterious condition known as “Colony Collapse Disorder”. Daily Telegraph.