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  Topic: Warwickshire Group.
Jt

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:24 pm   Subject: Warwickshire Group.
Hi GarethH,

I sent you a PM a while back because I am in Warwickshire and would be interested in starting a local group.

Thanks

John
  Topic: Missing link on neonics
Jt

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:48 pm   Subject: Missing link on neonics
More research on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides.

http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/282/1819/20152110#sec-12

Wonder what the pesto companies and farmers union will do now?
  Topic: Apology for the downtime...
Jt

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PostForum: Announcements: Read This First   Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:48 pm   Subject: Apology for the downtime...
I came in from checking the bees on Sunday and wanted some advice. Obviously shocked to see the site down. Perhaps you could give us an idea of running costs for such a forum? I think an open approach ...
  Topic: BBC Documentary What's killing our bees?
Jt

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PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:00 am   Subject: BBC Documentary What's killing our bees?
Yes a good stab at explaining the problem to TV land.

My view is that many problems with the environment are caused by US. What worries me is that we do not learn this lesson and leap from one cris ...
 
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Conserving wild bees

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