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In the coastal UK town of Dungeness, the extinct short-haired bumblebee has returned and is thriving. This is fantastic news, especially since bee extinctions are a serious concern. Without bees, it will be almost impossible to raise crops like apples, onions and broccoli that depend on bees for fertilization.

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Having grown up near to Dungeness, I'm now just wondering if these are normal sized bees or giant mutant ones seeing, as they are in the shadow of one of the UKs dodgiest nuclear powet stations.