Honey is just bee vomit -- and other fun facts about bees

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Most food relies on bees -- fruit, vegetables, nuts, and plants that animals eat. They’re all pollinated by the hard-working bee. But bees are dying, and their hives are disappearing. No one really knows why. Pesticides and climate change are chief suspects. Bees now have to be sent around the country to pollinate crops, such as the immense almond crop in California. We talk about the role of bees in the world, and what’s at stake if their numbers continue to plummet.

Credits

Guest:
Thor Hanson - conservation biologist, and author “Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees”

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or