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Scientists say one in every three foods we eat is in some way linked with bees.  Aside from making honey, this tiny insect is responsible for pollinating a wide range of fruits and vegetables.  New research led by Michigan State University has  led to the first complete record of every known bee species in the state. 


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A man who tried to use fireworks to remove a bees’ nest from his garage ended up burning the building down instead.

MSU scientist Dr. Rufus Isaacs discusses the problem of bee decline in our environment and what’s being done about loss of this critically needed population.

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Around the country, many growers contend with too few bees for pollinating their crops. An MSU scholar has been working on ways to get both wild bees and human-managed honeybees to be more effective. We learn more with Entomology professor and researcher Rufus Isaacs.