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Science Bumblebees catching diseases from honeybees, say scientists

Bumblebee populations are declining worldwide, thanks in part to illnesses contracted from their commercialized honeybee cousins, new research finds.

By Seth BorensteinAssociated Press Science Writer / February 19, 2014

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Wild bumblebees worldwide are in trouble, likely contracting deadly diseases from their commercialized honeybee cousins, a new study shows.