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Britain’s bees under threat after ‘stowaway’ bee from Turkey survived 1,850 mile trip to Bristol in couple’s suitcase – The Sun


BRITAIN’S bees are under threat after a family accidentally brought a non-native specimen home in their suitcase.

The Turkish insect survived the 1,846-mile trip to Bristol in the family’s suitcase – but is now deemed a threat to native British bees.

 The Red Mason bee which is in the same family of bees as the Turkish stowaway

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The Red Mason bee which is in the same family of bees as the Turkish stowawayCredit: Alamy

Ashley Toy, 49, spotted an unusual petal cocoon on his conservatory sofa, having no idea that it was made by a stowaway that had travelled with him from his summer break in Turkey.

After throwing the nest away, his daughter Amelia, 19, spotted a…



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