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The Plight of the Honeybees

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Maryland lost 60 percent of its honeybee colonies last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That puts the state in the top five for honeybee deaths in the country. Population losses at this rate could be unsustainable for both the pollinators, and the US economy. The insect plays an integral role in agriculture, accounting for an estimated $15 billion in value to crops annually. We’ll hear from a panel of experts about the controversial factors contributing to the deaths of honeybees. Original air date: June 23rd.