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Honeybees study prompts call for ban on nicotine-based pesticides

Demands for a permanent ban on nicotine-based pesticides have been prompted by a major new study suggesting they can be harmful to bees.

The huge £2.7 million investigation, spanning the equivalent of 3,000 football pitches in three European countries, provided the first real-world evidence that vulnerable honeybee colonies suffer from exposure to the chemicals.

It also indicated that – like many of the British human population – honeybees in the UK are the victims of bad diet and ill-health.

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