In this week's Brainstorm podcast, we ask where have all the bees gone, count spiders and wonder aloud about various invasive species 

Ella McSweeney talks to Michel Dugon (NUI Galway and the Irish Research Council), Dara Stanley (UCD) and Fidelma Butler (UCC) about soprano bees, nightclubs for spiders, the white-tooth shrew, giant centipedes and much, much more 

This episode was produced by Ciaran O'Byrne and research is by Louise Denvir.

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