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Beekeeper on losing his colony

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For the past five years, bees have been dying in huge numbers around the world from a mysterious disorder dubbed Colony Collapse.

The most extensive losses are being suffered by commercial beekeepers in the United States.

Matt McGrath visited David Bradshaw, a beekeeper in California, who has seen his colonies drastically reduce.

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