Recently, honey bees have been in the headlines. What makes bees as buzzworthy as Brangelina? Well, it has something to do with their starring role in our food supply: bees pollinate more than 100 types of crops in the US, from almonds to zucchini. They are also vital to the reproduction of clover and alfalfa, which feed grazing animals like cows and goats. To sum it up, bees and other pollinators are responsible for one out of every three mouthfuls of food we eat, yet US honey bee colonies are declining at an alarming annual rate of 30% or more.
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