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Blenheim: Wild heirs of lost British honeybee found at Blenheim
Blenheim: Wild heirs of lost British honeybee found at Blenheim

Thousands of rare forest honeybees that appear to be the last wild descendants of Britain’s native honeybee population have been discovered in the ancient woodlands of Blenheim Palace. The newly discovered subspecies, or ecotype, of honeybee is smaller, furrier and darker than the honeybees found in managed beehives, and is believed to be related to the indigenous wild honeybees that…

South African honeybee has cloned itself millions of times
South African honeybee has cloned itself millions of times

A new subspecies of South African honey bee has been discovered to be comprised of millions of clones from a single individual dating back to 1990. Over the past three decades, a single individual bee has successfully created millions of clones of herself thanks to hitting a bizarre genetic jackpot. This growing army of clones poses a serious risk to…

Brexit: Millions of bees could be ‘destroyed’ over import rules
Brexit: Millions of bees could be ‘destroyed’ over import rules

A delivery of 15 million baby bees to the UK could “be sent back or destroyed” because of post-Brexit laws, the man trying to import them has said. New laws which came into effect after the UK left the single market in January say only queen bees can be imported into Great Britain. However, confusion remains regarding imports from Northern…