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Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune

As honeybees disappear, are your favorite foods next?

  • Article by: JOSEPHINE MARCOTTY
  • Star Tribune
  • June 30, 2014 - 1:37 PM

The United States boasts the most productive and sophisticated agricultural system in the world, but it now relies on just one insect, the honeybee, to deliver one-third of the food on our plates. And the bees are dying. Today, the Star Tribune launches a special report on the die-off, its causes and the efforts to stop it. In part one of this occasional series, Minnesota’s traveling beekeepers have begun to ask the unthinkable: Has Minnesota become too barren and too toxic for their bees?

Read the Special Report on Bees at the Brink.

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