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    Tallaght and Glenasmole Valley

    Tallaght and Glenasmole Valley

    This week, Ella MacSweeney takes a walk from Tallaght to the Glenasmole Valley just beyond it. She hears from Benny, a beekeeper who has kept bees in his back garden for over 40 years. She then meets Michael Kelly at his study site in Glenasmole. He's a zoologist who is trying to find out what effect a tiny parasitic worm has on another species of bee, the bumblebee. This parasite only infects the queen bee, and releases up to 100,000 eggs into the blood of the queen. And this changes her behaviour, as she makes no attempt whatsoever to find ...

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