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Bumper year predicted for wasps

  And with forecasters predicting warmer than average weather for the rest of May and June, industry insiders are expecting a huge rise in both the number and size of nests. Figures produced by the British Pest Control Association last … Continue reading

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Invasion of tough European bumblebees could wipe out their weaker British cousins, scientists warn

Since arriving in the UK from continental Europe 13 years ago, tree bumblebees have rapidly spread despite them carrying high levels of an infection that normally prevents queen bees from producing colonies, according to new research carried out by Royal … Continue reading

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How a swarm of angry wasps nearly killed me: GAVAN NADEN was just mowing the lawn… then horror struck

  Frankly, if anyone had ever told me that cutting the lawn could be life-threatening, I’d have laughed into their Pimm’s. Mowing is one of those long-winded jobs that can bring a smile to your face. The aroma of freshly … Continue reading

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