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University of Sussex appeals for citizen scientists to help study pesticides

Do you own a solitary bee home that looks like this? University scientists need your help.

                 

Scientists at the University of Sussex are studying the effects of a group of insecticides known as neonicotinoids on solitary bees and need help from the public. So that a range of areas across the UK can be tested, the researchers are asking people to donate a tube or two from their solitary bee homes, so they can sample the nests for pesticide residues.

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