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There's mixed news for bees this Wednesday morning. The Telegraph in the UK reports that scientists have developed a new "bio-pesticide" - combining Australian funnel web spider venom and lectin from snowdrops - that kills insects without harming honeybees. Crop pesticides are thought to have been behind a "catastrophic decline" in honeybees in recent years, the paper says.
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That is wonderful NEWS a pesticide with SPIDER VENOM! Really interesting. It will surely have mass organic pesticide affect.