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Bee colonies are collapsing around the world, but local beekeepers are fighting for the tiny but mightily important insect’s future.

They’re doing it by rejecting the use of pesticides, imported pollen and ‘fake’ honey.

Simon Mulvany, a beekeper from Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula and founder of Save The Bees Australia, is on a mission: To help save the nation’s honey bees, and give consumers a clear choice between imported and local honey.

For the past three years, the single father has been embroiled in a legal battle with the nation’s largest honey producer, Capilano Honey, after accusing the company of selling “toxic” imported honey and passing it off as Australian.

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