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Inbreeding threat to bumblebees

Britain's bumblebees could be at risk of extinction because of inbreeding, according to recent research.

Professor Dave Goulson from the University of Stirling explains why the Moss Carder bumblebee in the Hebrides is more susceptible to diseases.

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