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To collect a pound of honey a bee might have to fly a distance equivalent to twice round the world. This is likely to involve more than 10,000 flower visits on perhaps 500 foraging trips.
A worker honeybee in summer lives only 6 to 8 weeks from the time she hatches as an adult bee. Before that, it takes just 3 weeks for her to develop from an egg.

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The BBKA (British Beekeepers' Association) also renews its call on the competent EU authority to review the regulatory requirements for products in this class of neonicotinoid pesticides order to detect possible sub-lethal effects, which may not be identified by current testing regimes.

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