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Spider venom might hold a key to saving the world’s bee population

Spider venom may save the bees (via AFP) Venom from one of the world’s most poisonous spiders may help save the world’s honeybees, providing a biopesticide that kills pests but spares the precious pollinators, a study said Wednesday. Bee populations, both wild and captive, are in decline in…  …

Swedish golfer stabs self with golf tee to extract dangerous spider venom

A quick-thinking Swedish golfer has told how she used a tee to extract venom from her leg after being bitten by a dangerous spider during a qualifying tournament in Australia. The Swedish Golf Federation reported on their website how 24-year-old Daniela Holmqvist saw a redback spider on her lower leg…