Worries over dead bees

SIR, - Whilst playing golf at the Batchwood Course recently, I observed a large number of dead bees around one of the greens. As honey bees are vital for pollinating food crops and flowers this is of great concern. It appears that bees are dying because o

SIR, - Whilst playing golf at the Batchwood Course recently, I observed a large number of dead bees around one of the greens. As honey bees are vital for pollinating food crops and flowers this is of great concern. It appears that bees are dying because of the varroa mite but I wondered whether the use of chemical products to control and fertilise the grass might have contributed to the problem.

It would be reassuring to have this fear allayed.

BRIAN LAKE

Toulmin Drive

St Albans