The Battle for the Bees: Are Germany's Bees a Dying Breed?
May 16, 2013
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Bees supply us with honey and pollinate flowers. But more and more of them are dying off. Diseases, mold, and mildew -- but also insecticides -- are being blamed for their demise. Now the politicians want to ban a few pesticides entirely, to the anger of the chemicals industry and some farmers.
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