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Urban beekeepers trained in native bee stewardship and pollinator gardening can help fight the decline of native bees. (Shutterstock)

Urban bee keepers can help save wild bees

Urban beekeeping is growing in popularity, but so is the backlash against honey bees.
Honey can carry clues about where pollutants come from. (Shutterstock)

How clean is your city? Just ask the bees

Urban pollutants are a health concern in growing cities. Scientists are turning to honey bees to help monitor contaminants in soil, water, air and plants.
Myrmecocystus honeypot ants, showing the repletes, their abdomens swollen to store honey, above ordinary workers. Greg Hume via Wikimedia Commons

Wasps, aphids and ants: the other honey makers

Honey might be synonymous with bees, but they're not the only insects that come up with the goods.

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