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The Big Business of Bees

The effects of Colony Collapse Disorder are still reverberating in hives throughout the U.S., but the business of bees is actually booming.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that commercial beekeeping adds more than $15 billion in economic value to agriculture each year, with no sign of a recession in sight.  Hosts Adam Allington and Tiffany Stecker head to the pink and white blossom-speckled almond fields of California, where farmers truck in bees from across the U.S. to work on the largest managed pollination event in the world.  Read more...

 

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