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UEA ecologists get first bumblebees' eye view of the landscape

colony of beesEcologists from the University of East Anglia have helped produce the most detailed picture yet of how bumblebees use the landscape thanks to DNA technology and remote sensing.

The results – which come from the largest ever study of wild bumblebee nests – could help farmers and policy makers ensure the countryside is better suited to the needs of these vital but declining pollinators. The findings are presented at INTECOL, the world's largest international ecology meeting, in London today.

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