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Yao honey-hunters harvesting a honeybee nest in Niassa Special. Reserve, Mozambique, where human-honeyguide cooperation still thrives. Photo by Jessica van der Wal

Why it’s crucial to safeguard the ancient practice of finding wild honey with birds

Cooperating with honeyguides has been found to increase food security. It facilitates cultural traditions and enables income or trade.
Native bumble bees perform ‘buzz pollination,’ shaking flowers to release protein-rich pollen. A. Westreich

Bee-washing’ hurts bees and misleads consumers

‘Bee-washing,’ marketing claims that purport to help bees, can diminish the important distinction between a honey bee and native bee.
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.

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