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'Extinct' short-haired bumblebee returns to UK

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posted on May, 29 2012 @ 01:40 AM
And now for some good news, for a change.

The short-haired bumblebee was once widespread across the south of England but it vanished in 1988.

However, after a healthy stock of the bees was found in Sweden, conservationists were able to collect some to seed a new UK colony.

About 50 queen bumblebees are being released at the RSPB's Dungeness reserve in Kent.

Nikki Gammans, from the Short-haired Bumblebee Project, said: "Normally, extinction means a species is gone forever.

"But it is magnificent that we can bring back this bee species and give it a second chance here in the UK."

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posted on May, 29 2012 @ 01:42 AM
As long as the letters GMO,isnt being introduced into this story,it IS good news.........

edit on 29-5-2012 by sonnny1 because: (no reason given)

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