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The honey bee came to America with European colonialists, and has stolen the show in bee conservation. 4,000 other bee species have been calling America home for far longer, and are vital to the health of the American biosphere. Our local bees need our help too—and here’s how you can be their eco-hero!Read MoreYour Local Bees Need a Place to Stay: Shifting Spotlight to Native Bees Near You
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Urban jungles are saving the future of our most precious pollinators. Cities may seem like strange places to find beehives, but from New York City to London to Detroit, bees are thriving in their new urban environments. Here's how you can help them out!Read MoreNo Space Wasted: The Urban Honey Bees Making City Life Sweeter
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Saving the bees and saving veterans at the same time? Meet Eric, an Iraq veteran who is helping ease the PTSD he and other veterans experience by sharing his love for bees and creating meaning, joy, and healing, in much needed spaces.Read MoreHow Saving the Bees Is Saving the Veterans!
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Powerful kingdoms are rising and falling all around us, each created and lead by a mighty queen. But what's it like to be a queen in the insect world? We're taking a royal tour through the lives of a wasp and a fire ant queen to learn what's happening inside these busy colonies.Read MoreMeet These Queens of the Bug World!
Could vacant lots actually hold the potential to make cities healthier? Take a look at how this couple is transforming Detroit's many vacant lots into an oasis for urban beekeeping and enriching their community!Read MoreTransforming Detroit One Beehive at a Time!
Mushrooms are saving the day for us yet again! Did you know that 70% of the fruits and vegetables we eat count on bees for pollination, and yet bee populations are plummeting? But the good news here is that some mushrooms have been found to have an ingenious property that allows them to defend the beehives!Read MoreMushrooms are Saving Honeybee Colonies!
The amazing, intricate structures of insects are something that belongs in museums—oh wait, they're already there! Photographer Levon Biss has teamed up with one exhibit to bring us closer than we've ever been to these tiny creatures with his Microsculptures. You'll never look at a bug the same way after you see these.Read MoreInsects as Inspiration? The Photographer Finding Beauty in Unexpected Places
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