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Bumblebees affected by 2018 extreme UK weather, experts say

Last year’s weather extremes, from snowstorms to drought, led to a tough year for many of the UK’s bumblebees, conservationists have said.  But several rare species which emerge late and love hot conditions had a very good year, a report from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust reveals.  Data collected by volunteers through the spring and summer showed that freezing conditions late February and early March, as the country was hit by the “beast from the east”, delayed the start of the 2018 bumblebee season.  Read more...



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