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Film of the week: Why are bumblebees so important?

22 Aug 2014 | Fundraising | Emily Corfe
Tags: Films

Celebrities from LA to London used their mobile phones to film a series of impassioned selfie shorts to save the bees in this week's film of the week.

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Film of the week: Why are bumblebees so important?

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