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Bees and plants adjust to climate change

Bees are and plants are adapting to climate change in lockstep according to new research from Cornell University.

Scientists analysed 130 years of bee collection data, and found that spring is arriving 10 days earlier than in the 1880s, with the biggest shift occuring since 1970.

With plants flowering earlier, bees are having their spring emergence earlier and earlier. Scientists are unsure if bees will continue to to keep up with plants if climate change accelerates.

Read more at Cornell University

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