A bumblebee, Bombus Subterraneus, last seen in Britain 25 years ago is to be reintroduced to Britain. The struggling bee populations in the United Kingdom are thought to be due to a combination of farming methods and pesticides which have killed off the wild flowers from which bees collect pollen to make nectar. B. Subterraneus was part of a programme to help New Zealand's stocks in the late 1890s and early 1900s and some Queen bees have been relocated to the UK. The latest attempts to replenish Britain's wildlife though are coming from the Skane region of southern Sweden where bumblebees thrive.
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