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In this March 12, 2012 photo, Vincent Aloyo checks the brood in one of the two honeybee hives at Temple Ambler in Upper Dublin Township, Pa. You can thank the honey bees. One-third of all the food crops consumed in the U.S., from fruits to vegetables to wildflowers to nuts to seeds, are pollinated by bees, making them a crucial part of the ecology. (AP Photo/The Reporter, Geoff Patton)

Common pesticide is named as cause of bee decline

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A common class of pesticide is causing problems for honeybees and bumblebees, important species already in trouble, two studies suggest.


But the findings don't explain all the reasons behind a long-running bee decline, and other experts found one of the studies less than convincing.

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