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First lady Michelle Obama is joined by local students in preparing vegetables that were recently harvested from the White House garden, in the East Room at the White House June 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. The first lady and local students enjoyed eating the vegetables they planted in the garden on the South Lawn to initiate a national conversation around the health and well-being. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Students Cook With First Lady to Learn About Bees & Butterflies

Red radishes, yellow cauliflower and green kale picked straight from the White House garden brightened up the East Room on Wednesday.

06/03/2015

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More Than 40 Percent Of Bee Hives Have Died In The Past Year

More than two out of five American honeybee colonies have died since April 2014, according to a federal survey.

05/13/2015

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Study: Popular Pesticide Dramatically Harming Wild Bees

A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.

04/22/2015

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Bill Seeks to Protect Bees From Pesticides

Maryland lawmakers want to better protect bees from certain pesticides.

02/17/2015

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30,000 Bees Found Living In Virginia Bakery Ceiling

Williamsburg bakery owner finds hive living above her cake shop.

06/27/2014

Researchers found bees using bits of plastic to build their hives.  (credit: Alison Dunn/Getty Images)

Study: Bees Using Plastic To Help Build Their Nests

Researchers find bees adapt to their environment by incorporating plastic into the construction of their hives.

02/05/2014

A bee harvests pollen from the flowers of a cherry tree near on April 25, 2013. (Photo credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Feds: Many Causes for Dramatic Bee Disappearance

A new federal report blames a combination of problems for a mysterious and dramatic disappearance of U.S. honeybees since 2006.

05/02/2013