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Believers pray around a cross-shaped platform covered with candles placed in jars of honey during a celebration in of St. Haralampi, protector of beekeepers, at the Church of the Blessed Virgin in Blagoevgrad, eastern Bulgaria

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Believers pray around a cross-shaped platform covered with candles placed in jars of honey during a celebration of St Haralampi, protector of beekeepers, at the Church of the Blessed Virgin in Blagoevgrad, eastern Bulgaria

Honey-bee farmers at work in Al Moghraqa area in the central Gaza strip

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Palestinian beekeepers inspect beehives at the honey-bee farm in Al Moghraqa in the central Gaza strip on Thursday. The beekeepers collect honey and wax from the beehives at this time of year.

Beekeepers protest in Parliament Square to urge Britain's government to ban the use of pesticides containing neonicotinoids, in central London, April 26, 2013. EU governments failed last month to agree a ban on three widely used pesticides linked to the decline of honeybees, but the European Commission is threatening to force such a ban through unless member states agree a compromise.

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Beekeepers protest in Parliament Square to urge Britain’s government to ban the use of pesticides containing neonicotinoids, in central London. EU governments failed last month to agree a ban on three widely used pesticides linked to the decline of honeybees, but the European Commission is threatening to force such a ban through unless member states agree a compromise.