Ridley: “There is no bee apocalypse”

Matt Ridley (Rational Optimist) has kindly posted his paywalled Times article “There is no bee apocalypse” on his website…

“A 2013 study found that the species richness of British bumblebees declined from the 1950s to the 1990s, but the decline then reversed. Other studies agree that wild bees are doing better since neo-nics came on the market. Solitary mining bees have been thriving. Conservation and wildlife-friendly farming have brought five rare bumblebees back from the brink of extinction.”


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