A ban on pesticides feared to be killing bees is set to be introduced in "coming weeks" after a majority of EU governments backed a move fiercely resisted by the UK coalition.
Beekeepers say the ban will only have a marginal effect on honey bees and wild bees and fear it will lead to farmers using older, more damaging pesticides.
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