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Different types of honey bees on beeswax comb

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Beekeepers are struggling to adapt their hives to the use of dicamba, a pesticide that kills many of the flowering plants that bees depend on.

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Honey bees have had a rough decade or so. Starting in 2006, Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) started to empty hives of these precious pollinators.

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Some worker bees in the colony are able to sniff out the dead and the diseased, and chuck them out of the colony before the disease can spread.

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